So…… I headed out to the high tunnel this morning to feed the big boys and fill the water barrels for the sheep,

cows and horses…..AND…. Wait! Look at this big face staring at me from around the gourds! Silly big man Lio, patiently waiting for his breakfast and big belly rubs. Just took me back a bit to see a very solemn face staring back at me from a not expected area! These boys are so very good, he was just waiting and watching patiently ….not a woof or a bark… just the sound of his tail slowly swishing back and forth…..


This week we are going to change it up a bit, I will not be at farmers market this Wednesday or Saturday, as I am trying to get away for a few days to my visit my family at their summer “digs” in N.H. I hope to leave early Wednesday morning and return by Friday afternoon .We will do deliveries for those of you that might like one Saturday morning , so orders received by Thursday will be greatly appreciated.

I did make it to Massachusetts to pick up peaches and nectarines , and they are gorgeous! Sweet aroma and full of flavor! Order up some today!

Enjoy these last beautiful days of August, WHERE did our summer go?????

I look forward to hearing from you, and just as much appreciate your loyal support of our excellent local farms, producers and tireless workers!

Looking forward to hearing from you soon!


Kath

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Hi All…


Yup, the blues are gone, we have picked all the bushes here at the farm, most of the other farmers that I can get them from have been picked out too….. now if we had received our fair share of rain, we’d still probably be able to extend the season another week, but no such luck…….I am able to get blackberries but that season is really really limited…


The baby turkeys arrived a week ago (yay)! They will be kept under heat lamps

(Hard to believe they need it with these high temps) but they do need extra warmth until their teeny little feathers come in….these little buggers grow so very quickly and from now until Thanksgiving, they will grow in size from less than 2 ounces to as much as 25 pounds ! And in another 3 weeks they will be in large pens on the front lawn of the farmhouse…. Lots of folks will take the drive down the road to watch these goofy big birds…. If I can just keep the raccoons and foxes from them…

Update on my nephew Walt, he has had all of his stitches removed and is able to change the dressing on his grafts and burn wounds by himself. The fingers on his right hand are able to wiggle and move, so it seems that his movement will return . A true miracle , he is so very fortunate, and we are all very relieved. I do honesty thank each and everyone of you that asked about his progress and wished him a speedy return! He is a stubborn and motivated Irish redhead and not much has ever gotten in his way….


And so, off I go for this week. I do as always, thank you all for your continuing support of local foods and our excellent small Maine farms, the garden bounty is in full swing!


I look forward to hearing from you,

Kath

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What is happening with these temps folks?

Wow, sure makes it tough to keep up with our watering and my outside critters gosh ! We keep fans on all that are near electricity, and fill the water troughs daily, But it has been brutal! We are feeding out hay now, and I have never had to do that before, but our fields are so very dry and supply no forage. Oh well…… life in Maine….

Tomatoes……Cukes….. Corn!!!! Now comes that avalanche of produce, and it is sooooooo good! Unfortunately, our blueberry crop has just about come to an end, I am unsure about any future availability of the world blueberries, but I do have to thank everyone that ordered this year, we moved 780 pounds ! And of our latest animal residents , last week I recieved a phone call from a “nearby” neighbor ( we really do not have any neighbors) asking if I would take in a very friendly ,pregnant stray cat that had been hanging around for the past 2 weeks.. ok, sure I said, bring her over…..

And so , here “she “ is… Molly. One of the largest maine coon cats I have seen, huge double paws, she has been declawed on all four paws, and covered in mats….she has made herself at home, and adores being adored.. and I say SHE… until I can get her to a vets for a grooming job, I am not sure about the boy or girl part… the mats make this cat look pregnant…. Poor cat, but here she will stay… Anyhow folks, stay as cool as possible, and keep enjoying our great local foods!!! So much goodness now available! Kath

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