Good Morning all!
The list keeps growing and growing! We have a very limited supply of pickling cukes this week (yummy) and shell peas. The shell peas will not last long, they are one of the crops in our fine state that do not hold up well in the heat. Grab ‘em while you can!
We still have asparagus for a bit longer, strawberrries are amazing and gorgeous, garlic scapes are being cut ( so good grilled or turned in to a savory butter), and cute colorful multi colored beets. I hope to irrigate the rhubarb and have that hold on for another week, and beet greens will be available for another week or so. The last of the winter storage potatoes went to the piggies and chickens last week. We were culling out so many that it was becoming counter productive. However, the fingerlings continue to be firm and delicious, and I have a good many of those still to go through.
Available by preorder for your July 4th holiday get together will be fresh Valley View Farm turkeys ! Small birds 5- 11 pounds, just right for deep frying or slow cooking on the grill.
Our farm animals endure this heat by disappearing into the deep shade of the field pines. My Anatolian puppies (now almost 75 pounds each )beat the heat by dashing in and out of the farm ponds and then rolling gleefully in the compost piles. So these great large white dogs of mine with the smiling dark faces turn into glorious deep dark chocolate mud balls, so happy , just like kids in mud puddles…. But , in their minds, best of all is the thrill of dashing to me covered in this mud and sharing the “wealth”. Now I am not afraid of getting dirty every day of my life but REALLY boys? This is a different kind of dirty. Oh well, farm life, I sure do love it!
I hope that you all are getting out to the markets or into your gardens , this is the time of year we dream about in the depths of winter.. enjoy……. The seasons will turn soon enough….
As always, it is my great pleasure to offer up excellent products and produce from our amazing small Maine farms, I appreciate all of you…..