Jon and Teri's Farm / Blog / Sept. 17th

Sept. 17th

Posted on by Teri Jenkins

A photo from an early morning harvest last week.  I have been in-between computers for a while now and only just last week purchased a snazzy new one for use for our business.  The 7-year old laptop I've been limping through for a year and a half is now too slow for any person wanting to retain his/her sanity to use, enter new computer!  Anyhow, now I can get back to regular blogging!

Things have settled out a bit with the new job, but it's still a bit of a roller coaster ride.  Changing occupations in the height of the busy season will do that!  I have a bit of a better idea of what my regular schedule will be (Sundays and Wednesdays off for Salad).  My week includes back-to-back markets (and long days, which I am loving) Thursday, Friday, Saturday.  Salad mix follows me out in the world, being sold at Hammonds Plains Market on Thursdays from 2:30 - 6:30, QEII Friday market from 9 - 2, Saturday at the Halifax Seaport Market.  I love all the markets, especially Seaport.  The busy day on Saturday reminds me of the good ol' days at the CFM where Jon and I met, so I find myself a little nostalgic, and wishing Jon were there as we were always such a great market team!

We've reached the end of transplanting.  Our next round of transplants is sitting in trays, looking wretchedly cold and slow to grow.  We decided to just stick to our schedule going into the fall, and see what comes... Nature decided the end date for us.  Mom has already gotten frost in Manitoba, and I can't say I'll be too disappointed when we find the same fate soon.  Still loads of gorgeous lettuce in the field, so we have a few weeks left at least.

Today is my day off, and I will get a head start in the salad patch after lunch.  Hope to finish harvesting by the time Jon is done work so that we can wash and get home in decent time.  Lately Jon has been shouldering a large portion of the household management, and so when I can I try to contribute-- I was needed on Sunday and so that gave me Monday off, and I filled the day with cooking, cleaning, and tackling our mold problem in the basement.  This morning I am hoping to catch up on a month of emails that I am behind on. 

That's all for now!  Samson Salad Mix says hello!


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