Last Wednesday evening Bill and I were off the farm, and while we were gone our apprentice Karly got the shock of the week. She was peacefully sunbathing out behind the house, deeply engrossed in a book, when Thea walked by and noticed something a little amiss. The pigs, who usually live out in the field behind the corn, were instead nosing about in the grass just ten feet away from Karly. Pig chasing ensued, including an attempt to use a head of lettuce to get the pigs’ attention (not particularly effective) and then – after they discovered where Eli stashed the grain – using grain as a lure (much more effective). None of the sweet corn was munched, thank goodness, and now Eli is doing a much more thorough job of checking the pig fence every morning and night. Thanks to the apprentices for keeping the pigs in line during our night out, and to the pigs for being easygoing guys who were happy to go home after their night out!
The blueberries sold out lickety-split, and a number of folks mistakenly filled in their name on a pick-up day that didn’t, in fact, have any boxes left. So you might want to take a look at the blueberry list to confirm that you’re on it. If you see your name shifted from where you thought you signed up to the wait-list, it is because you put your name down where there wasn’t actually any more berries available. I apologize, I know that the formatting on cell phones isn’t always the clearest!
Despite our best attempt to get Maple used to the activity at the CSA pick-up, she still is very nervous and snappy if she gets stressed out, especially with children. I’m so sorry we don’t have a super chill farm dog! I’m going to try to keep her away during the CSA for a while, but if you do see her please encourage your children to not approach her, let her approach them. I don’t think there’s any easy solution for the poor UPS guy, though – he gets the full anxiety-fueled barking treatment at every delivery!
If you’d like a sweet little succulent plant, our employee Christina has potted them up for sale for $3 each. The funds raised will go to the CSA member financial aid fund. I’ll have some at each pick-up until they’re gone!
Have a great week, be in touch with any questions, and we’ll see you soon!
Reba and the HCF crew
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