It's a beautiful day at the Genuine Faux Farm and we're glad you decided to stop by today! We hope you're not allergic to cats, because Inspector is coming towards you. He is our official farm greeter.
And, yes, Farmer Rob does give each of a the Outdoor Supervisors a skritch before the day officially starts. We've got to keep the workers happy.
Sometimes, the music is a necessity and other times it's just a nice addition. But, today we've got a cardinal singing to us - something that doesn't happen all that often in September. We've got some barn swallows chittering and telling us all about their plans for today and.. wait.. what's that?
Now that we've met that obligation, let's take the camera with us this morning. The light is good and I'd like to get a little recording done before Caleb gets here to help with the cleaning and packing. Besides, once we get to harvesting, there is little time to stop and look around.
It looks like it is time to run the irrigation on the young kohlrabi plants already. It's been very dry here since late July when we got ridiculous amounts of rain. So, it's good that we have drip line set up and ready to go.
These plants will put on a significant amount of growth in a pretty short period of time, but we've got to remember that the days will be getting shorter and that will slow their progress. It looks like we might be pushing this crop a little bit, but we don't feel like it is too far off the mark.
This makes me think about the monarch population for the season. We
haven't seen much of them at all this year, despite all of our efforts
to get plants on the farm that they like. I can't help but wonder if
they could make a comeback like the bald eagles have. Then, I start to
worry that they won't make a comeback. Unfortunately, that's a bit of a downer thought on this glorious day, so we should accentuate the positive as a monarch appears and floats lazily down the zinnia row.
Let's give Inspector one more skritch and then go about our respective ways. We hope you have a good day!