Springtime Challenges

Oh, I just remembered. This is the time of year when you can’t say “No” to the farm.

—Steve Cecchini

Yup, that’s the story of May. Crops are growing, weeds are growing, and off-farm plans are easily dismissed. Let’s hope you like your coworkers.

Harvests are a week away, and field work is now at a fever pitch. Truth be told, we’re having another challenging spring. As many of you already heard, we lost our first planting of onions to seedcorn maggot. This is a new pest for us, and the attack caught us completely off-guard. Fortunately, we were able to source replacement plants from friends, and the second planting is coming along nicely.