I know it's harvest time of year. Not because we started threshing dry beans (woot! woot!), or that yesterday we cut and harvested a truck bed load of winter squash or that today we plan to dig about 10,000 lbs of potatoes...But how do I really know that it's the harvest time of year? Because the coyotes keep trying to harvest my chickens/ducks/geese/turkeys!
Last night I heard them yip-yip-yipping outside of the Poultry Palace and since two nights previously I had found two piles of white feathers and missing young turkeys, I was motivated to act. So at 1:30 in the morning I jumped into my truck and started paroling. I finally saw two of them trotting from our property behind the barn. The chase was on! And while I admit, I didn't not actually end up injuring or maiming a coyote, I would say that I put the fear of God (or Georgie!) in them.
You see, the adventures never end when you are a farmer!
|10 lb storage bag of taters - great for fall and winter!|
And while the crew is digging, we will have others at the Coupeville and Bayview market of course, including bringing 10 lb storage bags of potatoes! And lots of other goodies of course, including...
From Willowood Farm
* Potatoes - 10 lbs bags and loose potatoes
* Head Lettuce
* Mesclun bags
* Arugula bags
* Food and seed grade garlic
* Winter squash
* Summer squash
* Onions galore
* Roma Beans
From our friends at Prairie Bottom Farm:
* Green beans (actually yellow and purple but you get the idea)
* Salad onions
And Mikey from Whidbey Green Goods will be there peddling figs and mushrooms as well...
Gotta run now, time to load up the market van!
Thanks for your support of local food!
Willowood Farm of Ebey's Prairie
P.S. We just threshed the first of the dry beans yesterday, we expect to be bringing those to market starting next weekend!