“Keep Calm And Chive On” originated from the English slogan “Keep Calm And Carry On” used to boost morale before the start of WWII. There is no true definition for “Keep Calm And Chive On.” Basically, this is a phrase used when life is hard and there is nothing you can do about it but take the next step. We find these words to be useful in our CSA farming business–a business where we have absolutely no control. For example, last weekend we received nearly three inches of rain in our ecosystem. The ditches were running water out of the gardens as quickly as possible, but it was wet when we wanted to be planting. KCCO.
The wind blew a great deal this week naturally messing up some of the planting fabric already in place. KCCO. However, because of the wind the fields are beginning to dry out in some areas and Robert was able to plant onions, snow peas, carrots, turnips, and beets this weekend–which is a start. Yes, we know rain is predicted for tonight. KCCO.
A great many plants have been staged outside to acclimate to the “real world.” Each one of these represents a future head of broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, bok choi, or lettuce! And there are more to come as I continue to transplant from seedbeds in the greenhouse.
Meanwhile, the view outside my greenhouse keeps on changing. That is one thing we can be sure of–all things are constantly changing. As much as we like to tell ourselves to the contrary, there really is no such thing as permanence in this world.
We have a couple of sweet potatoes left over from last fall. Each one weighs over four pounds! No most do not grow to this size, but these two did last fall. I suppose I need to stop playing with them and go ahead and cook them. Sure hope we get some nice sweet potatoes again in the fall of 2020!