“I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.” – Laura Ingalls Wilder

Hi Friends & Farm-ily,

We hope everyone had an excellent 4th of July weekend.  We’re still feeling hot-hot-hot and hope everyone is staying cool out there!  July has surely got your farmers scratching their heads with highs in the 90’s, humidity and lots of sun.  We’ve been getting up before the sun to balance out the extreme mind melting heat come the 2-6pm hour range.  It’s a hard balance to find with lots of Fall transplants needing to go in the ground but finding the time to do it to minimize stress on those little plants (and your farmers).  Things just seem to take twice as long when the heat is oppressive like this.  It’s got us wondering what August will bring…. we’re thinking lots of tomatoes!

Farming Together.  We’re doing our best to stay cool out there though – as best as we can.  The cows have access to the barn, the turkeys have the trees, the chickens have the coop and the pigs have nice big wallows to cool off in.  We’ve been checking all the waterers 2-3 times a day to make sure everyone is staying hydrated.  It’s days like these (or, it’s that time of the season)where it’s a blessing to get a chance to sit down and reflect on the long days… and even better when you have someone right there with you to love and commiserate with.  With each season we grow to love and trust one another even more than the season before.  As the seasons pass we grow stronger together as a team and better within ourselves.  We love farming and we love farming together.


We welcome the quiet mornings and evening summer skies and the chance to check in with each other, to be still and to listen.  We’ll remember these crazy summer days fondly in the dead of winter when all the canned goods are lined up on the shelf once again….. We hope that you all have been feelin’ the love (22+lb boxes last week!) and have been braving those kitchens and eating well since we saw you last.  Keep those recipe suggestions coming.  We love hearing what some of your favorite varietals have been so far this season… never cease to be inspired or to share the love with your farmers!

Farm Day for CSA Members this Saturday (July 12th)!  Farm tour will begin at 11am sharp and a potluck lunch at noon (12pm).  Please bring a potluck dish, your own plates & forks & protective sunwear!  Your farmers will be making a small presentation of sorts and there will be plenty of time for good conversation, good food & meeting fellow members in your community!  If you haven’t RSVP’d please let us know if you’ll be attending.  We look forward to seeing you there!

WHF Organic Chicken.  If you’ve confirmed your chicken orders they’ll be ready at this week’s drop.  We’ll be available from 4-6pm for pick up.  Send us an email if you’re interested in making an order!


We hope everyone is doing well… see you soon!  With our hearts full of love and our minds on motivation…. it’s back to the mind melting heat we go…

Stay cool out there,

your farmers

Jess & Brian

dirty hands, clean hearts

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