Mid-Season Discipline or Lack Thereof?

Have you ever had a project that you never got to? A task that forever sat on your to-do list? Well, I think I have about 48 of those items right now.

The big one in terms of the farm is planting fall brassicas (broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower). They SHOULD have been in the ground about two weeks ago but we hit monsoon season and I’m stuck…it’s impossible when the whole farm is giant mud puddle. The poor plants are in their trays, looking worse by the day, and I’m waiting and waiting for a time when the ground is dry enough to prepare the ground. Throw in a weedy carrot bed, about a dozen crops that need planting, and trellising the tomatoes, it’s kind of driving me crazy.

John and I at farm standThis is a situation where I, as my dad liked to say, “need to buckle down.’ Isn’t that such a dad phrase? Time to buckle down…enough screwing around, just get it done. Well, mid-July is definately like this. We call it the ‘heart of darkness’ where the deeper you get, the harder it gets, until we reach August when we just stop caring about weeds. In this time, a person needs to find that last reserve of energy and combine it with just a litle discipline to turn a corner. I always have a reserve of energy-that’s not a problem-so I concluded this morning that two weeks of focused attention and discipline will take me where I need to go. The provibial ‘buckling down’ has begun. Let’s see if I can make some headway.

Logistical note: I have started to sell on Friday evenings at the co-op in DL from 4-7 pm. I am at the current location, but will transition downtown at some point between now and the fall.

In the box:

  • ‘Farao’ Cabbage
  • ‘Imperial’ Broccoli
  • ‘Provider’ Green Beans: See recipe below.
  • Salad Mix
  • Cucumbers
  • Green Onions
  • Cherry Tomato Mix
  • Basil 
  • Parsley

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