Summer weather has finally arrived, and it seems like time is just flying!
I hope you’ll excuse my absence from keeping things up-to-date, but it’s been a little busy around here!
Last post, I was 33 weeks pregnant with Snobelen baby #2. At 38 weeks+4 days, we welcomed a baby girl at 6:01am, Sunday June 9th. She weighed 7lbs 4oz, and 21.25 inches long. We named her Blaik Elizabeth, and she is just the sweetest, most beautiful blessing making us a family of four. It seems crazy to think that five weeks have raced by already!
Just before Blaik was born, Brad managed to get all the commercial corn planted. This was an excellent stress relief because we had a large portion of our intended acres forward contracted, so it was really crucial we get the seed in the ground. Looking at it now 6 weeks later, it’s coming along quite nicely. A few days before baby Blaik arrived, I managed to plant the gladiolus bulbs, and the first of two plantings of our sunflowers. Brad also managed to transplant the tomatoes! Soybeans were planted soon after baby Blaik arrived, and the rest of the market crops like our popcorn, ornamental corn, sweet corn, pumpkins, gourds, and squash all made it in the ground. When I compare the stage of the crops this year (pictured below on right), to pictures taken on the same date last year (below on left), we are definitely a couple weeks behind, but the heat, and a little bit of rain should move things along.
We have started planning for our second annual Homegrown & Handmade in CK event, taking place on Saturday October 12th. We are so excited to see what year two of this event will bring to the farm, and equally as excited to bring people back to the farm to make a connection with the food and crops that we grow!
It will not be long before sweet corn, tomatoes, and sunflowers are the first things to come from the field. Stick close to our social media pages for sneak peaks at how things are coming along, and subscribe to our newsletter to make sure you know exactly when the first harvest is available!