We all find ways to avoid over-heating. Some of us wear water-soaked bandanas around their neck and heads. Some of us stick our heads under the hyrant and turn on the cooling water. And all of us carry water bottles that we refill constantly. Robin gave the interns the day off on Monday. It was just too hot. With all that has to be done, that was not an option for Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. So instead we worked a split shift, starting at , stopping at and finishing our work day after . Today, Robin and Gigi and most of the interns spent the afternoon swimming in the
nearby. We spent the afternoon soaking in the rapids, sitting on a chair of boulders and letting the water wash over our shoulders. It was rejuvenating. Sunrise River
Hauling wheelbarrows of wood chip mulch to all of the vine rows was a hot job today but it’s done. We have a lot of mulch left for the perennial gardens and more vines as we plant them. The vines look healthy and are even setting tiny bunches of grapes. Robin picks them off when they appear because the goal of the vines this year is to develop strong root systems and the cute but inedible grape bunches pull away the energy from the root system.
The strong winds from a couple of weeks ago, took down a blue spruce, one of the first trees that Robin planted on this property. It was sad to see it go but there are some nearby younger trees that will thrive from the sudden access to sunshine.
We are praying for cooler days. Even 80 sounds like a cold front at this point. Hope you are all staying cool. Enjoy your produce and have a great week.
Until Next Week….
What's in Your Share:
Cascadia Sugar Snap Peas
D'Artagnan and Pink Beauty Radishes
Sierra Blanca Onions