What’s been going on!
So yesterday was the 21st day of the 21st year of the 21st century not sure exactly the importance of all that but it also was the anniversary of the coldest temperature ever recorded in North Carolina. January 21st, 1985 it got to minus 11 degrees here at the farm. The week before we had been out in T-shirts picking rocks out of our new cleared blueberry field. Doesn’t seem like we will be seeing those kinds of extremes this winter but we do seem to be having an awful lot of cloudy days which are holding the crops back.
Last winter was a warm one as well but with much more sun and higher average temperatures. Last Saturday all of the farmers were comparing notes and generally agreed that with so much cloudy weather the crops we moving much slower than last year. Last season we were able to start market the last week of December and had a steady supply all the way through. Not so this year, while we started last Saturday it was just a tiny showing and this week we have harvested on a handful of anemones so will be skipping market again tomorrow. We hate to be inconsistent but it is what it is.
Now that we have finally passed through the Persephone period and the days are get longer quickly it should help to kick things into gear. Folks have asked when the Little Gem is coming and it should be right on schedule the end of February.
Pictures of the week
The first 4 plantings of lettuce growing well
What’s going to be at Market?
We plan to be back January 30th with more Anemones! Hopefully for the season.
Stay safe and well and we hope to see you all at the market!
Alex and Betsy
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