Tell the Bees
October 5, 2022
We prayed for rain and we got it. Five solid days of it. In that time, we tackled a boatload of indoor projects—trimming onions, cleaning sweet potatoes, transporting winter squash from the Amityville greenhouses back to the farm. Now we’re ready for some clear weather so we can return to the fields and continue with the harvests. There are still thousands of pounds of root crops, cabbages, and potatoes to bring in, and October is usually a glorious month for this kind of work. We expect the clouds to clear any day, and we’ll be grateful when they do.
Even as our crew looks forward to the slower pace of fall, and to the usual end-of-the-season celebrations, our hearts are heavy from the loss of Donal Peterson, farm beekeeper since 2016 and a good friend. Don passed away unexpectedly on September 27. It came as a shock, both to us and to the many people who knew him. Read more...