Update from the Gardens
Hot and dry late summer has finally given way to cooler mornings and a nice heavy soaking rain. We even had our first frost (earlier than most years) covering our lower hayfield where we currently have the sheep on pasture.
For some crops, the cooler temperatures didn't come soon enough. Brassica or Cole crops don't fare well in the hotter days and warm nights without the relief of rains. The broccoli headed up in a stressed out way and will not be a crop of any mention this season. The cauliflower is following suit. The butternut squash is happy and has fully ripened in the garden. As we move towards the Equinox, we start to put gardens to rest and plant one of our hoop houses with greens for the late autumn and winter time.