When you farm like we do (very diverse operation) it is easy to get caught up in the race to be the first one to market with a particular product (i.e. Cucumbers). I have to admit we have in the past been one of the racers..... Sometimes we win, sometimes we don't. But since we have been farming in Vassalboro we have realized one thing for certain..... Our racing career is over. Our soils are a silt loam with a clay subsoil. What does this mean? It means our soils are very slow to warm up..... This does not help us win the race, so we will be the tortoise (and we all know how the tortoise fares in the end!)........ But I promise..... Squash and cucumbers (along with a smattering of other warm weather veggies) are on their way!! Maybe even for next weeks CSA pickup. Well keep you posted!
Dylan and Harmony, whichever of us have the time to sit down and write for a few minutes. : )