Friday, August 8, 2014

Farm Friday

This week proved to be another good week.

One of the highlights was learning that we are finalists in Bon Appetit Management Company's Grant program! Out of the 171 applicants, 25 were chosen - 5 in each region - and we are one of them. On September 23, customers at their cafes will be voting to select 2 winners in each region.  If you are in our region (Maryland, Virginia, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida), you can vote at Averett University in Danville, Virginia; Duke University in Durham, North Carolina; or Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida (my alma mater!).  They may have other cafes but these are the ones I know about right now. For details about our grant application and the voting procedure, go here.

We also got 4 new goats:  Valerie, Rose, Abraham, and Maxwell. All except Maxwell are extremely friendly. In fact, Valerie and Abraham behave like dogs, standing next to us just for some petting and attention. Here are the new additions (photo credits to my hubby):

Rose and Maxwell in the foreground
Rose (l) and Maxwell (r)
This past Tuesday was "corn day." We harvested and processed all of the corn. We didn't grow enough to sell this year so it was all ours. Fortunately, our interns/friends were here to help.  

The summer crops are slowly winding down, although you can't tell from all the eggplant and tomatoes we're getting! Bill has started some of the fall plants in trays and will transplant them to the gardens soon. He'll also broadcast seed for those that don't need to be transplanted. We're really looking forward to a bountiful fall!

Have a great weekend!

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