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Sunday June 30, 2019

Happy Springtime in the Rockies!! 

Note: veggie pickup will be this coming Saturday , May 4, from 9 am to noon. looking forward to seeing you all!!! Not signed up yet? We have 31 more weeks of fresh goodies to go...they just get better and better!!! Please call me before Friday Morning if you want veggies Saturday!!{new sign ups only}

Spring is marching is still marching on!! We can't believe it is May already!! The weather this last couple of weeks has been mostly pretty good....lots of sunshine and warm temperatures last week. This week we have clouds, lots of rain....3 days of rain showers off and on.. and cooler temps....except for the cooler nighttime temps...down into the 30's with maybe a night or two into the 20's... we have been ok with it...we needed the rain even though we would like for the sun to come back!!! This morning we were thinking that duck feet would be a good thing to have.

I the prop house things are still booming...I still have one flat of late cauliflower to prick up, and outdoor peppers, eggplant, and basil getting ready to prick up. I just started summer squash, part of the winter squash, gourds, okra, tomatillos and?. 

In the high tunnel...the landscape is starting to change slowly. Most of our first planting of greens and radishes will be harvested this week...and part of our second planting. The girls have spent much of this week in the tunnels...weeding again, tying up favas. and planting sweet potatoes, tomatoes, and cucumbers. The peas in the low tunnel are just starting to bloom.

Outdoors...It is starting to look like a garden!!!...all sort of goodies are either up or have been transplanted and are doing very well!! We now have all the alliums in. peas. favas. carrots. turnips. radishes. artichokes. cabbages, kohlrabi. all sorts of greens and lettuces and more!! Apricots and cherries are through blooming...plums are in full bloom. pears and apples are just starting. Hopefully it won't get too cold the next couple of nights and freeze all those tender little flowers!!

Time to sign up for our CSA!! Our fourth veggie pickup is this coming Saturday... 31 weeks of awesome fresh produce left in the season!!!  Please get signed up so you can enjoy a season of many different farm fresh veggies every week April-November. Please go to www.circleagarden.com   If you have any questions or concerns please call me of an evening{970-249-9725} or shoot me an e-mail,, circlea@skybeam.com

Fun happenings  Mud season seems to be back this week!!! The lilacs are blooming, plants are growing, birds are singing in between rain showers, AND lord willin and the crick don't rise{and no hail or other unexpected happenings!!} we may actually have apricots this year!!! I can see little tiny apricots just starting to grow!!!

What is available for the CSA?

This is my best guess of what we will be harvesting each week...sometimes plants will surprise us once we get in there to harvest.

Please remember to wash your veggies before you eat them...we consider our veggies raw agricultural products and not ready to eat...we do chill most of them in a cool water bath to remove the field heat, but do not wash them!!!!

Not sure what to do with your veggies?  Please ask us or go to the web site...we have lots of recipes posted there...Do you have a fun way to prepare your veggies? Please share...inquiring minds want to know!!!

from the tunnel: chard, kale, bok choi, orach, yakina savoy, mustards, salad greens,Radishes, turnips,

possibly carrots, beets and head lettuces

From the great out of doors: rhubarb, green garlic,  green onions

Note: have a mini share looking for a share partner. please call me if you are interested                                                      

 

Work days ...our main pushes for May will be getting more beds ready and planted....weeding crops that are already going.....Planting frenzy continues!!!

Please give me a call 970-249-9725 to set up a day and time to come commune with your veggies!!

 

Hope you are enjoying spring!!

Looking forward to seeing all of you on Saturday!!!

Betsy, Terry, Alex, Emily, Jeanne, and all of us here at Circle A

Posted by: Betsy Austin
5/1/2019 1:41 pm

Happy Springtime in the Rockies!! 

Note: Second veggie pickup of the new season will be this coming Saturday ,April 20, from 9 am to noon. looking forward to seeing you all!!! Not signed up yet? We have 33 more weeks of fresh goodies to go...they just get better and better!!!

Spring is marching on!! The weather the last couple weeks has been, well. spring like. We have had some days that have been glorious...abundant sunshine...very few clouds... nice spring breezes...warm, but not too warm temperatures...just down right perfect!! Then we have had those days when the weather just can't make up its mind what it wants to do!! The sun shines for a bit...then the wind starts blowing and the clouds roll in...then it rains some...hails some...snows some...all within a couple of hours!! The temperatures are slowly warming though...last week we had a couple days of pretty cold temps...highs barely in the 40's. lows in the mid 20's. This week most of our highs have been high 50's to almost 70 with lows mid 30's to mid 40's. Mot a great amount of precipitation, though. It would be nice to have that nice gentle overnight rain for all our newly planted beds!!

In the prop house, things are still booming ….Terry just moved a bunch of stuff out to the honey house the other day...I think I have all the space she made full again!! I have been working on pricking up all sorts of little herbies, celeriac, broccoli, cauliflower, zinnias, marigolds and china asters. I have also potted up more pineapple sage and lemon verbena that I rooted from cuttings. Right now the shelves are all full of tomatoes. peppers. eggplant. and cucumbers for the high tunnel and lots of herbs. The space below the shelves is full of flowers, broccoli, cauliflower, celeriac, and more herbs that have just been pricked up. I also have seed trays of cabbages and late cabbages just about ready to prick up and a couple of trays of very happy lemon grass that I rooted earlier in the season. The heat mat is not quite as full as it was...mostly has roselle, pineapple sage and lemon verbena that is about ready to come off, sweet potato slips and a seed flat of peppers and eggplant just germinating for the great out of doors. But I need to start tomatoes and basil this week and I think next week it is time to start outdoor cucumbers, okra, and something else so it will be full to over flowing again.

In the high tunnel...everything is VERY happy. The girls gave it a good weeding last week on a couple of those days that the weather couldn't make up its mind. Friday was our first harvest...we managed to pick radishes, the first few turnips, lots of greens{Tokyo bekana, bok choi, mustard, yakina savoy, kale, etc.}, salad lettuce, braising greens, arugula, baby bok choi, and chives. Boy are they yummy!!!

Outdoors... boy have things have really been happening out there the last couple of weeks!!! Peas, favas, beets, carrots, radishes, and turnips are up....alliums{onions. leeks. and shallots}, more greens, lettuces, and more are all transplanted. Everyone looks great!!! The garlic is almost all up, the rhubarb is just about big enough to pick{if not this week then next}. Bulbs are blooming. many of the herbs are coming up. the apricots and the nanking cherries are in full bloom.

Time to sign up for our CSA!! Our second veggie pickup is this coming Saturday... 33 weeks of awesome fresh produce left in the season!!!  Please get signed up so you can enjoy a season of many different farm fresh veggies every week April-November. Please go to www.circleagarden.com   If you have any questions or concerns please call me of an evening{970-249-9725} or shoot me an e-mail,, circlea@skybeam.com

Fun happenings  Mud season seems to be over!! We may actually end up with apricots this year...so far the blossom look great!!! Red wing blackbirds are back....birds are starting to do the nest thing.

 

Work days ...our main pushes for April and May will be getting more beds ready and planted....weeding crops that are already going.....Planting frenzy continues!!!

Please give me a call 970-249-9725 to set up a day and time to come commune with your veggies!!

 

Hope you are all ready to enjoy spring!!

Looking forward to seeing all of you in April!!!

Betsy, Terry, Alex, Emily, Jeanne, and all of us here at Circle A

Posted by: Betsy Austin
4/17/2019 1:52 pm

 



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We look forward to having you back this season.

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Posted by: Betsy Austin
4/17/2019 12:44 pm