It has been such a beautiful week here and has us loving Summer! We have had several thunderstorms soak the valley with rain in the last few days and it’s a dewy and muddy world outside. The darkest cloud I have seen since moving to Mancos rolled over Mesa Verde towards us on Tuesday evening... I was concerned we would see hail but luckily it was just a wall of water and a lot of lightning. These low dark clouds moved in, poured rain, and moved out fast and then sunshine returned and a double rainbow appeared. So beautiful!
Everything in the fields is growing incredibly fast, it happens every season but I always find it amazing. I made a quick trip to Ridgway last week after CSA Pickup and returned to the farm on Friday morning and everything looked like it had doubled in size. And I was only away for 48 hours, crazy! But this makes it easier to understand why it's challenging to stay on top of the weeds.
The winter squash was weeded earlier in the week, I finished trellising the tomatoes today and we're almost done thinning the beets. The winter squash are blooming and setting fruit, the cabbages are sizing up, as of yesterday the zucchini harvests are ON and the tomatoes are just getting started. Summer flavors, here we come!
Everything is a behind about a week this year compared to last season, but when we look at the Spring temperatures it makes sense. Last Spring was so mild and warm and this Spring had some frigid cold snaps — two nights hitting 22 degrees in middle of May and a frost the first week of June — Brrr, that will slow things down a little. But all the hot crops are coming and will be finding their way into your shares very soon!
This Week's CSA Share included the following: Kohlrabi, Chard, Purple Scallions, Salad Greens, Carrots, Head Lettuce, Beets, Cilantro, Basil, Broccoli, Kale. Yum!
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!