* *艾迪露头, food writer from the Austin American Statesman shows off her flower tattoo from the class this weekend.
东奥斯汀大红谷仓的农场摊位(卡诺加大街8310号).奥斯汀78724)对所有人开放，周六10-12日 Veggies, Flowers, Garden Plants and Breathtaking Beauty at our 1902 Historic Bergstrom Farm. 提前接受(很快!)
之前的订单通过 “REKO环” Place your order weekly at private Facebook page for touchless pick up on 周六 mornings.
This week’s bouquets are unusually beautiful thanks to the wide variety of flowers beginning to shake off the rainy doldrums. 带有琵鹭花瓣的传家宝菊花, 粉色strawflowers, 大丽花, 尼盖拉和第一位黑猩猩鲁德贝基亚.
Pick up a bouquet at our farm stand or join the remainder of our 12-week Flower CSA (prorated from the week you join). 你也可以在六月加入. Guaranteed to put a smile on your face, and help our flower farm to thrive!
嘿Agrihood支持者! Here’s a chance for you to help an initiative that has been proposed in Wisconsin that addresses the need for affordable housing. 他们会感谢支持信(见他们的网站).)去读吧 在这里.
* June 9th, be sure to attend our monthly Garden Club meeting, 5:30-7:30 at the Big Red Barn.
本周充斥着连绵不断的暴风雨和浸湿的农民. As always, weather plays an important role in the way that we move about the farm. 我们调整计划, 改变我们的浇水, 种植, 和收割进度, and watch our local radar as if it is as important as national news. 但, 当然, 我们知道在德克萨斯州中部, 尤其是每年的这个时候, 任何围绕天气制定的计划都是毫无意义的. This week I found myself sweating inside full rain gear as unexpected sun peaked from the clouds halfway through my morning harvest, and running to the barn with full creates of onions as I watched a lightning filled storm roll quickly my direction. Luckily I have learned to be adaptable and find amusement through these uncertain weather patterns.
It is important to find joy when working in these conditions. A good laugh over a boot sucked into the mud that leaves us with soggy socks, or a deep breath and smile when the wind changes and we’re hit by a cold hard gust, are key to continuing to do farm work throughout the changing seasons. That said, attempting to spend any time outdoors in August is not even a conversation I will humor. Noone is perfect and even I have my limits as I navigate an incredibily changing work environment. 有时候我会感到沮丧，我们都是这样. Like when I arrive full of energy to tackle weeds or turn over beds but know any equipment used will just get stranded in the mud. Or when crops have to be harvested early because we can’t risk them rotting on soggy ground. It can be hard to take a step back and surrender to the plan the weather system has created for us.
尽管如此，我还是很感激. I am grateful for the years of work and knowledge amassed by farmers before me. The guidance to make quick decisions while lightning is on the horizon. 从周围人的经验中学习的能力, rather than learning solely through the inevitable trails and tribulations that come with choosing to farm.
简单煎青豆- Enjoy the seasons first green beans with this simple and delicious recipe!
烤西葫芦配香菜，酸橙和可提亚 Try this recipe for a fun and flavor-packed take on grilled zucchini! Use your yellow summer squash too, and if you don’t have a grill, try roasting the spears!
超脆碎土豆 -这个土豆泥食谱绝对不会错! 用新鲜的育空金土豆来犒劳自己!