Fall and particularly the month of October is usually a more relaxed time for us to harvest our produce, plant our winter veggies, and make improvements. With our record rainfall for October, we worked around Mother Nature and are finally catching up!
We are thankful for our Fall Harvest of winter squash (butternut, spaghetti, delicata, and buttercup). We are offering our winter squash to our local McMinnville customers at $1/lb. More info about our produce can be found here: http://www.verdanthillsfarm.com/produce/
We just finished planting our blueberry bushes. Michael worked hard in the spring to create our mounded rows and made planting our 65 blueberry bushes an easy task. We planted four year old bareroot Earliblue, Bluecrop, Blueray, Duke, and Jersey varieties and will be excited to provide blueberries to our local customers over a long 4 month season in the coming years. Rudy (our farm dog) is standing ready to keep the birds away and to eat a few dropped blueberries as well!
We have our winter spinach planted and have the hoops installed. If you remember from last year, the voles and freezing temps killed off my spinach before we harvested a single leaf. I'm determined to produce a good spinach crop this year and have my plastic cover ready to install at the first sign of frost.
As we take a few moments to reflect on our past season, we remain thankful for our customers who support our farm with their purchases of our grass-fed beef, pastured eggs, and produce throughout the year. We also are grateful for our support network of our fellow farmers and friends as we continually explore better ways to farm.
Feeling blessed and grateful,