It’s kind of fun to mix things up a bit, and the weather saw to it that we had a mixed up week.  We usually use our 16’ box truck as a harvest vehicle, but this week we had to use the tractor and trailer.  The tractor was the only vehicle that wouldn’t get stuck in the fields.  We always harvest in the mornings and stay in the packing shed in the hot afternoons to wash and bag the morning’s harvest, not this week.  We did our packing shed work during the thunder and lightning crashes on Tuesday and Wednesday morning and then scooted right out into the fields as soon as the lightening ceased.  We were greeted by streams of water running across the fields.  When I came into the packing shed at 6:00 am Wednesday morning, the water was pouring in under the walls, making lakes on our floor.  A little bit out of the ordinary.  Everything got harvested, washed, bunched and bagged, just in a bit of a mixed up order.

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Tuesday morning kohlrabi harvest.  We headed out into the fields at 6:45 and got much of the harvest done before giant crashes of thunder and lightning chased us out, we returned when the lightening went away.

Tuesday morning kohlrabi harvest. We headed out into the fields at 6:45 and got much of the harvest done before giant crashes of thunder and lightning chased us out, we returned when the lightening went away.

Kohlrabi harvest crew, a mix of employees and worker shares.

Kohlrabi harvest crew, a mix of employees and worker shares.

Tuesday afternoon lettuce head and spinach harvest.  Squish, squish through the mud.

Tuesday afternoon lettuce head and spinach harvest. Squish, squish through the mud.

Wednesday morning strawberry harvest.  Note the river flowing through the patch.

Wednesday morning strawberry harvest. Note the river flowing through the patch.