The only thing we can do now is laugh about the weather. La Nina is apparently coming back this fall and will.....so pleasantly........continue this drought into mid-2012. Scientists have now deemed Texas a "Dead ecosystem" which will take YEARS to recover. We are almost as dire here in northern LA....but not quite. We have noticed mature trees starting to succumb (we have lost two so far here at 47 Daisies).......but we have to stay in high spirits!!!
What is there to look forward to? A new season....fall planting is under way.......we have melons aplenty and the shadehouse salad greens are absolutely AMAZING. The high tunnel is progressing and the CSA continues without a hitch (we have an AWESOME week 16 pickup in store including arugula, lettuce, watermelons and cantaloupe!!). We have pulled out all the stops this season and seen some amazing successes along with our fair share of crop failures........by far the one that takes the cake is...eggplant. We have had a dismal eggplant year......but we've got some seedlings in the ground and if the weather stays conducive we may get a harvest yet this season. The glass remains half full here at the farm and with a little bit nervous laughter to go along with that............what doesn't kill you only makes you stronger.....
Dream Big, Laugh Often!!!
Dylan and Harmony, whichever of us have the time to sit down and write for a few minutes. : )