Another intensive week on the Heikes farm! Our vegetable crops are
growing dramatically! As is appropriate for the “summer equinox”, tomorrow 6/21
is the longest day of the year, the most amount of daylight! With the heat,
humidity, and wind we now need rain! We started irrigating melons yesterday… by
hand! The well driller is inundated with work and has not come to drill our well
yet… Our melon crop recently had a slight set back do to hungry little “13
striped ground squirrels” that ate all our seeds… we’ve fixed that
problem now, and replanted all our melons, cantaloupes, squash, and pumpkins.
Nearly 1 acre of our 7 acre
production set back 3 weeks. Our crew of 4-6 workers have been very busy daily,
weeding, and cultivating our crops. We are now in the upsurge of outside
production, should be a good harvest for Saturday: old and new salad greens,
romaine lettuce, baby turnips, Radishes, rhubarb, kale, dill, herbs and new
See you Saturday 10-2pm
Pray for rain!
Sam and Heidi