Take the lovely milkweed plant. It is the monarch butterflies obligate host and it makes beautiful, beautiful bursts of color in the field. It does not stab like the thistle or swarm like the most grasses, but rises, macro leaves against the finer textured weeds around it. And it attracts all manner of pleasant insects. I managed to snap this bee enjoying the pink flowers this afternoon. And it smells good too. I mean really good. I stop to smell that flower for sure.
But mostly we a driven to madness by the weeds, maybe that is what all that was all about....
Last Saturday was the longest day of the year, the Summer Solstice! From here on out the daylight hours decline. In the meantime, I cannot get enough of the late daylight! I love climbing into the truck at eight in a dusky glimmer, especially after clobbering a bed full of weeds
This week, like every other, we worked to keep our plants happy. We FINALLY got the potatoes hilled. A might bit late I must say, but boy do they look good now. And with flowers on the plants, we know that they are making potatoes for us. All we have to do is keep tending them. The cucumbers and and summer squash are coming in gently. Expect to see some at market this week, and then a whole whole bunch next week.
All the markets went great last week. We were welcomed in Chatham and felt the love in Somerville for our triumphant return and in Metuchen for our triumphant double take return (second week). We are still settling in to our market routine but the end goal is Doug in Somerville, Helen in Metuchen, and Peter in Chatham. A little more practice and we will have the routine down.
Have a wonderful week and I will look forward to seeing you all soon.