A Wild Week

The prediction on Tuesday was for some scattered snow. We got three inches! On the left you can see the snow still left on Wednesday morning, but by Wednesday afternoon most of it had melted, fortunately.

 

We were not prepared for three inches of heavy, wet snow, and so we did have some losses. Fortunately we have a lot of plants under the protection of unheated hoophouses right now, and the low tunnels did a decent job of withstanding the snow, but the first round of broccoli and cauliflower is toast. 

That is part and parcel of this farming adventure. It's part of why we grow a lot of different crops and it's part of why we grow a lot of successions of the same crops. The next round of broccoli and cauliflower will be ready to go in the ground next week.

We were able to take advantage of the snow in a way, though! It has been so dry that some of the new transplants in the high tunnels are really thirsting for water. We were able to bucket snow into the pathways of the high tunnel, where it could melt and with hope, give the plants a drink!

We still have our PORK BOX SALE running! Check out the link or contact us at whatleyfarm@gmail.com for more information. Our recipe of the week is a (Duck Egg) Omelette with Tarragon and Chives. We will bring copies to market. We will have quite a few herbs at market this week - tarragon, thyme, oregano, chives, and maybe rosemary, too!

We are also excited that Amanda Parkhurst of Music and Magic Maine will be providing entertainment at the Midcoast Winter Farmers' Market on Friday from 1-5 - music, rhymes, puppets, and great fun for kids and parents!

See you at market,

-Ailish