Ay yay yay what a week it's been! Maggie's county fair adventure is
nearly over and we can get back to whatever passes for normal here.
It's always changing! By the way, we're working on posting a bunch of
her stuff on a special section of our website called Maggie's Tree
House. You'll find it in the Back Yard.
I don't have a complete list for you yet, but have a couple important
things to bring up. First, as you may or may not be aware, we are in
drought conditions. Right now everything looks OK but if we don't get
rain soon, we're going to have problems. It's possible we'll have to
shut down shares for a week or two to give the garden a break. On top of that, now is the time we need to be planting many of the fall crops but if we continue to have no rain, those seeds won't germinate. If it's in your rhythm, we ask for all the prayers we can get, not just for us, but for everyone needing rain. If we do have to take a break, we'll be sure to contact you.
Second, for Newburgh folks, Aman is out of town for a couple weeks and Anu will be hosting share pick-ups. She's just a couple doors down
from Aman's, so shouldn't be too hard to find. Here's wrinkle number
1: they've suggested that we switch Newburgh drop off to Wednesday
evening instead of Thursday, definitely while Aman is gone because
that's better for Anu, but also to keep it that way for the rest of
the season. That's fine with us and could be advantageous for you as
we'd be able to come a bit later in the day and not run into work
schedule problems as much. Jessica has already given the thumbs up but we need to hear from Angie and Greg to see if that works OK for you.
Wrinkle number 2 is that Independence Day (AKA the 4th of July) falls
on a Wednesday and we'd prefer to spend the evening having a picnic
and getting ready to watch fireworks, nothing personal or anything,
but we're fairly sure you'd prefer that, too. So we can either go
ahead and do Thursday, same old time etc, or we can do that week on Tuesday. Anu, we need to hear what works better for you if Aman will still be gone, and we need to hear from everyone on this. Please pop me an e-mail back ASAP on these issues. I'll do better to keep track of who we *haven't* heard from!
FINAL share contents for this week:
summer squash: zucchini, yellow straight-neck, patty-pan
lettuce: butter-crunch, baby romaine
greens: Swiss chard, kale, mustard greens
beets with some greens