Saturday Sarah and I traveled to Penn Yan, NY to pick strawberries. We picked at a very nice Mennonite farm. We pick 18 quarts in about 40 minutes. The strawberry patch is located on top of hill just north of Keuka Lake. The weather was beautiful making a fantastic location even better. The berries were plentiful and a great size.
This week the chipmunks finished off a couple of plants. They got one of the five rosemary plants.
The smallest blueberry bush had its few small leaves nibbled off. I think it was a chipmunk, maybe a rabbit, but the chipmunks are more plentiful.
They have also been nibbling on the few strawberries I have. Next year I will put up some fencing.
Several crops around the Micro Farm are doing well.
This week I started the Florida weave on the tomatoes. I spent a while just looking at everything trying to think everything through. I knew the first run of twine needed to especially tight to create a strong base for the tomatoes. I am happy, so far, with the first run.
One hill of cucumbers did not come up, so I planted some more seed. Today two plants had come up.
Walking around tonight I noticed the weeds are coming back. Hopefully, between strawberry jam making sessions I can get out and pull a few. I was enjoying being around the farm this evening as the sun was setting.
I wish I could write more, but I think today’s heat is getting to my brain.
Enjoy this season, learn from last season, and look forward to next season.