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Pepper plants survived the monsoons but the squash plants, not so much. Finally dry enough for me to pull weeds without taking the crop with it.

I’ll be at the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market tomorrow til 1 with:

Tomatoes, orange and white and a few purple cauliflower; broccoli; green & purple cabbage; 3 kinds of kale, squash, cukes, a little okra, red & yellow onions, and I dug some Carolas but the clay was really sticking to them so I stopped. There’s about half a crate. Sweet potatoes, wheat. Basil, cutting celery, purslane, mint.

We have our 100% grass fed & grass finished, Animal Welfare Approved Angus beef in these cuts: ground, stew, philly steak, cube steak, ribeyes, NY Strip, sirloin,  brisket, eye of round roasts, bone-in chuck roasts, boneless chuck roasts, sirloin tip roasts, short ribs, liver,  osso bucco, bags of soup bones.

Shane picked up hot dogs (skinny and quarter pounder), beer brats-these are quarter pounders, sliced corned beef, sliced pastrami and sliced bologna from The Weeping Radish today!  Made from our 100% grass fed Angus beef, no added nitrates or nitrites.. When we have this stuff made, we keep back the premium steaks, brisket, bones and ground beef for the market (and the organ meats for our dogs) and we send the whole chuck, shoulder, rump, round, sirloin to the Radish. It’s made from the GOOD STUFF people :) No weird parts.

There are a few packages of hot dogs that didn’t properly seal (not vacuumed) on sale for $8 lb.

Bulk pricing on our beef: quarters, halves and wholes – $3.50 lb hang weight plus the cost of processing.

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Tomato plants are already taller than me.

It’s finally getting dry enough to mow and weed around my crops. We got 3.5″ of rain in one day and I don’t know what else on the other days. I haven’t been able to even walk down the crop rows really, boots sinking into deep mud except what I have on the landscape plastic.

All but 3 of the squash plants died this week. Some got broken over in the storms and the rest who knows. If I was diligent I would  investigate…

Cucumbers are where it’s at anyway :) I’ve been making the MOST delicious juice, cuke-celery-apple-lime.

All the rain and not being able to work in the fields, seeing the weeds take over and not being able to plant is killing my shazaaam. It has been really beautiful weather though, especially in the evenings.  Picking cukes in a sweatshirt, that’s new right!   Shane is starting back on first cutting orchard grass. Hope to get lots of stuff done next week.

Ok I’ll see you tomorrow!