The rain came and freshened the farm and we are getting all the vegetable starts in for the winter. There is plenty more to do, but we have been a little short on volunteers for the past few months, so it feels like we are a bit behind.
We have rows of snap peas that have been under attack from birds (and our lettuce too) so we have covered all the rows with those crops with row cover cloth. We pray for our peas (and lettuce), but I seriously also pray for peace (I wrote about this on our latest Free Farm Stand blog http://www.freefarmstand.org/ that in the near future will be combined with this blog).
One of the most beautiful things for me at the farm these days are the cardoons that have flowered and are filled with white seed heads, so when you are walking around or just sitting, their lightweight seeds travel through the air and you can watch them floating before they land. The miracle of the seed is so tremendous and inspiring, and when I seed these seeds traveling around the farm, I wonder if we will have cardoons coming up next spring in the oddest places.
Our produce right now is especially beautiful: