Busy sums it up. Yes, we are always busy, but there is a unique business about June. When June ends we sit back, or fall back, and say what hit? The answer is always June. Everything that happens on this farm, needs to be done in June. Greenhouse planting, which starts in March and is still going in June; transplanting which starts in April and is still going in June; field tillage and lots of cultivating; cutting hay and bailing it for mulch; mulching beds so we can transplant; putting miles of row cover on plants to protect them from the insects and taking it off when the plants set blossoms; setting up irrigation in all of the beds where we transplant; harvest began June 6; trellising the tomatoes begins in April in the hoophouse and hits full stride in the fields in June; trellising peas, done; oodles and oodles of packing shed work. Our office manager, Jonnah, works overtime organizing the deliveries, helping members get signed up, answering lots of questions and helping in the fields if she can. Once we make it through June we can breathe a bit easier and wait for August, which somehow seems to ramp back up again. But hey, we love it. Why else would we do it? Then Monday afternoon added a new twist. We spent a few hours with a film crew from Wisconsin Public Television. They were here to film us for a story to be featured on Around the Farm Table in the fall (we’ll let you know when). Kind of fun to squeeze in one more thing in June.

Barb

Barb and David all set to be filmed for Around the Farm Table. Take One; Take Two. That’s all we had to do. He said we were great. We like talking about our farm.

Barb and David all set to be filmed for Around the Farm Table. Take One; Take Two. That’s all we had to do. He said we were great. We like talking about our farm.

The real star of the show will be Jesse. The story is about potatoes and he knows everything there is to know about potatoes.

The real star of the show will be Jesse. The story is about potatoes and he knows everything there is to know about potatoes.

Harvesting Peas, over 1000 pounds of them so far this week. We are so pleased, maybe the nicest peas we have had on this farm. You will love them.

Harvesting Peas, over 1000 pounds of them so far this week. We are so pleased, maybe the nicest peas we have had on this farm. You will love them.

Mother and son, Ryna and Phearo, harvesting together.

Mother and son, Ryna and Phearo, harvesting together.

Jonnah and Becca transplanting sweet corn. This is the sixth sweet corn planting of the season. That means you will get sweet corn week after week once it ripens. If you look through the orange bars of the racks, you can see several plantings at different maturity levels.

Jonnah and Becca transplanting sweet corn. This is the sixth sweet corn planting of the season. That means you will get sweet corn week after week once it ripens. If you look through the orange bars of the racks, you can see several plantings at different maturity levels.

Becky and Georgia bagging peas.

Becky and Georgia bagging peas.

Sophal, Ryna, Rancy and Phearo banding garlic scapes.

Sophal, Ryna, Rancy and Phearo banding garlic scapes.