Farm News… Let the Spring Hill vegetable harvesting – and eating begin! Back in April, I would have bet we weren’t going to start harvesting vegetables until July. What a crazy spring! After that ridiculously snowy April came May. The May that felt like August. We dragged out the irrigation pump and pipes – items that hadn’t been used for years – and put them to work. It’s tough when it’s so dry so early in the season. All those seeds and young plants all needing water at the same time. We got through the hot, dry spell and the week that gave us over 3 inches of rain and now things seem off to a reasonable start. The farm is in full swing. The bee team has been out several times getting two new hives going. Last Tuesday was our Spring Work Day. What a delightful day that was! We had about twenty people here trellising tomatoes, transplanting chard and lettuce, weeding carrots and cilantro, cultivating broccoli and cabbage and planting zucchini and kale and basil. We even had time for plenty of time for pizza making and lots of good chatter. We ended the week some haymaking followed by hay mulching with plans for more of that this week. We are so pleased to have Erin Link working here again this season. What a treat! Many of you will remember Erin from our fall work day when she set up shop in the yard with her goat and her lovely goat milk soap. Micah Laz Davis is joining us this year. He and his wife Callie bought a place out here a year or two ago and are settling in to the area. We’re appreciating Micah’s mechanical mind and willingness to do whatever task is put before him. Owen Nagler is planning to join us for a few hours each week to help with cleaning the community building and lawn mowing. I think we’re set with a good crew!
Please note: All vegetables from Spring Hill will need to be washed. We rinse just about everything here, but you’ll want to wash the veggies before eating them.
Spring Hill Bingo! Look for a Spring Hill Bingo Card at your pick-up site this week. Take one home, hang it on the fridge and play Bingo with us all season long. Free space for this card – “Eat Local Veggies.” You’ve got one spot filled already! We’ll feature one of the challenges each week – but you’re welcome to take on any activity at any time. This week’s challenge: “Try a new recipe with a farm vegetable and send in a picture to the newsletter!” Can’t wait to see what you’re all cooking. Spring Hill Bingo brought to you by Spring Hill’s Community Events Committee. Special thanks to Kate Abram for this one!
2018 Spring Hill Events
Sunday, September 16– Fall Work Day
Saturday, November 3 – Harvest Dinner
Next Week’s Harvesters Tuesday, June 19 – Joe & Colleen Bartels, Peter & Rosealise Molenda, Athena Adkins, Louisa Keleher & Greg Tromiczak, Cathy Dolan Saturday, June 23 – Melissa Partin & Brian Martinson, Cindy & Max Harper, Rebecca & Micheal Thompson, Joelle & Carson Hoeft, Blue/Koszalka family, NEED ONE!