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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Good morning All,


A little bit of rain has helped out significantly in our area, but we sure could use a few days of steady gentle rain, rather than the whoppers that the thunderstorms bring…… and where the HECK did the month of July go ? I am so not ready for it to be August …..

The native corn crop has arrived in full force! And the blueberry crop this year is fantastic! Please take the time to enjoy these local flavors while fresh… there is no comparison to big box store bought produce ! I will have another 1 or 2 loads of the 10 pound boxes of native low bush blueberries delivered this week, please let me know if you’d like another saved for you… I have moved 500 pounds so far this year!


And for the last week, we have had a 3 month old English shepherd puppy with us that belongs to my niece… Nyla has been a very good girl, sharp, sharp little puppy teeth, lots of energy, and wow can she find stuff to chew that she should not.


Thank you all again for supporting our local foods and excellent small Maine farms, shop at a farmers market or roadside stand if you get a chance…….

I look forward to hearing from you and gratefully appreciate your business!


Kath

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