This time of year, we tend to let some things go. Our drive to get fieldwork done is stifled by two complementary feelings–a weariness from the work we’ve already put in and a contentment with the results. If we just stopped working today, we could probably get you kale through November.
But, alas, farming is a future-oriented business and next season demands our attention now. Our cover crops are already seeded, but next season’s garlic is yet to meet the ground. We have long-promised high tunnel construction plans for the month of October, and the strawberries need a good weeding if we hope to have healthy crowns next spring.
So yeah, we’re letting some really big weeds languish in the carrot bed. And yeah, we have a few flats of scallions that may never find their way into the fields this season. But we’re going to do our darnedest to prepare for next season and the seasons to come, nevermind what the holes in our jeans have to say about it. If you have a hankering for a country afternoon spent weeding some strawberries though, we won’t object.