October Surprise

The week dawned cold. And then it got colder still. On Tuesday, we were digging potatoes and scurrying around trying to stay warm. Then we needed to cover the lettuce, escarole and celery with the forecast calling for 24F. That left us in need of finding some inside work to do on Wednesday morning - pop some garlic bulbs - while the veggies thawed. We imagined trimming leeks with cold, club hands.

The weekends' rain and wind and stripped most of the leaves from the trees. We were truly deep in a real New England fall. So, we continued digging potatoes. And prepping our fields for the last cover cropping next week. And we made planting beds so that next week, we can put the hopeful, popped garlic bulbs in the ground for next year.

And then, like a little cherry on top, the flakes started falling from the sky. It was just supposed to be a little. But the snow kept falling. And cold down the back of my shirt unless I put my hoodie up. And the cows were wondering where the grass was. And we were wondering how cold the harvest would be on Friday. And it wasn't summer anymore.

We hope you enjoy the harvest.

Your Farmer,
(for Karen, Abbe, Zoe, John, Rebecca, and Sunny)