Greetings from Dancing Hen Farm!
Welcome to Week 13 of our CSA. Week 13 is an egg week. After this week's delivery there are 5 weeks remaining in the 2020 CSA.
It seems we are getting some fall weather and may even see some frost before this week ends. We have had a low of 37 the past two mornings, with even cooler temperatures predicted over the weekend. Can you believe we are experiencing cloudy weather due to the fires out west? That is almost unbelievable to me! Of course we are counting our blessings that we are only dealing with some hazy cloudy skies from these devastating fires. Such horrible destruction! Destruction of nature, property and unfortunately lives. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those dealing with these seemingly never ending fires.
As the weather cools, you will also see the crops in your CSA boxes change. Look for more greens, more winter squash, beets, hopefully some carrots and fennel. Farmer Don has a nice stand of spinach started, unfortunately it seems to be a favorite of both the deer and groundhogs on farm. With any luck we will get a bit of a harvest off this bed.
It is with great sadness I have to tell everyone of the loss of a true keeper of our farm. Our beloved Border Collie, Rosemary, crossed over the rainbow bridge this week. We knew she was sick, but we did not expect her to decline so quickly. Rosie lived life to the fullest and we so loved having her as part of our farm family. She came to live with us, barely 8 weeks old, a fluffy bundle of black and white with the cutest beauty mark on her nose. Rose was determined to rule us and rule the farm and she did just that. Such a sensitive pup, she always knew when you needed a hug and would come to you and try to crawl into your lap. At that point you often forgot why you were sad, as now you were focused on fending off Rose! She greeted visitors with a wormy wiggle and kiss on the face or a bop on the nose if you weren't paying attention. As anyone who visited the farm knew, Rosie was obsessed with playing fetch and once you threw the first ball you had a playmate for life, well at least until you snuck into your car and left! Rose loved farm crop walks, car rides, hunting frogs, her Frisbee and nightly lap time. As I write this, so many Rosie stories are popping into my head, she really was a huge part of this farm and our family. I had planned to share these Rosie Stories with my readers. But, instead, I just want to say "Ro Ro you are dearly missed and "Woo Woo" until we meet again my friend!"
On this sad note, I want to, as usual, thank everyone for your kind gentle support of us and our farm.
Be safe, be well and enjoy those veggies.