Hello out there. It seems we’ve been a little busy since last we posted in late April: spring planting, the start to our market and CSA season… oh yeah, and we had a baby too.
Baby Beatrice was born thirteen days past her due date, on May 7th. While the difference of two weeks might not seem like a lot, during the spring crunch time every day is precious. We came home from the hospital with our sweet new baby with only a month to go before the start of our CSA season. This is the time of year when I (Siri) have the most on my plate. Managing a 200 member CSA with 15 different pickup locations is a challenge even when I’m not responsible for the care and feeding of a helpless infant. This year has been a gratifying example of how things usually turn out just fine, even when I don’t apply my normal amount of scrupulous attention to detail!
So, our first week of CSA box delivery had a few hiccups, but in the end everyone got their produce:
And doesn’t it look great!!
In the seven weeks that Bea has been alive we’ve also kicked off all three of our farmers markets, and are now appearing weekly at the Broadway, Queen Anne, and Duvall markets. Just like her older brother, Bea has been a market baby right from the start. And she does some other farm work too:
All in all, it’s been a pretty easy transition from a family of three to a family of four.
While we’ve been preoccupied with babies and keeping the behind-the-scenes office work going, our crew of nine has kept the farm running full steam. May and June are pretty important months in the year of a vegetable farm. Here’s some of what we’ve been up to:
It’s pretty busy around here these days, but we’ll do our best to squeeze in a blog post here whenever we can. Thanks for reading!