Forgot to request space at the Farmer’s Market…

…luckily, the manager still let me set up but I was not on the Main Street.  Since I am not a regular vendor for the whole season, I have to request space each week as a walk on vendor.  Foot traffic was a lot lighter.  I still covered my Vendor fee (yeah)! and had several good friends come to visit me. Lesson learned and I have made an automatic reminder in my calendar to let me know to request space so this won’t happen again!

August 2-8 is National Farmer’s Market Week

Last week, the boys and I went to look at a property.  A home on 11 acres.  It seems to be set up just perfectly for the farm of my dreams.  There is a 3-4 acres pasture on one side of the farmstead near a well.  This seems like an ideal place for the You-Pick berries.  Then, the house is situated in the middle with a big barn that has nest boxes and a little chicken door cut into the side of the barn. Then, there are another 3-4 acres on the far side of the farmstead which would be perfect for the You-Cut Christmas trees.  There is also a large shop that would be great for a brooder…anyway, we are going back to look at it again on Thursday…prayers appreciated…

If anyone wants to make a $5000 donation to the Future Farm Fund, I can guarantee a dozen farm fresh eggs weekly for the next 20 years as repayment…LOL!  What a great investment opportunities with edible dividends.

In the Garden

Picked my first cucumber and broccoli this past week.  I had planted my broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage among my garlic.  This was not such a great idea, mostly because the garlic was just too thick (I planted  A LOT) and the little seedlings could not get enough light.  I am not planning on planting so much garlic this fall so I think I am going to try it again and it should work better.  Lots of kale, zucchini and patty pans.  Lots of tomatoes but they haven’t started turning red.  Dug some of the compost/top soil out of top of my potato bag and placed it around my broccoli and cabbage.  
Planted my “fall” garden this morning.  The first time I have ever experimented with a fall garden.  I planted some spinach, lettuce, radish and carrots.  Found this baby watermelon growing up in one of our patty pan plants…
We have been enjoying the pastured poultry we got from Link’d Hearts Ranch…made some beer can chicken last weekend…

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