Farm News- August 7, 2008

Circle Brook Farm
Circle Brook Farm

Hi Folks,

Murphy’s Law ruled again this past week, with various problems with tractors, and the refrigeration unit on my box truck. After having spent $1800 to set up 3 phase electric to run the reefer unit on my truck, when we plugged it in everything ran in reverse. After the electrician finished making some changes it wouldn’t run at all, and now the diesel engine won’t run either. The electrician swears that everything is correctly installed and says that the problem is with the unit. So now I must somehow find time to drop the truck off in Carlstadt for Thermo king to check it over. But the weather has been good, with reasonable temps and adequate rainfall. The crops are mostly growing nicely and we have started picking a few tomatoes; which means we should have sufficient quantities to distribute soon, perhaps by next week. The share for this week will be: Potatoes, red lettuce, summer squash, cucumbers, garlic, cabbage (red or savoy), string beans, Swiss chard or kale, peppers, beets or radishes, and choice of an herb.

Farmer John

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