Our new 35x50 hoop house went up in March. This summer we amended it with okara and grew a nice buckwheat cover crop. In early October we planted lettuces, mustards, kale, over-wintering broccoli, choi, radish and spinach to last us into spring. This weekend Bob and two dads from the school will put the end walls up. Just in time for heavy winds and freezing temperatures!
The fellow who used to hunt deer here, before we fenced them out, still comes by to collect apples he uses to lure the deer into his property. This year, he dropped off two island deer steaks, his marinade recipe, and a bottle of wine. Delish!
This year's sweet corn harvest is now drying for hen feed after we mistaking cross-pollinated it with our popping corn.
Campbell early's, a sweet slipskin variety bred in the US in the 1880's. Its not known as a wine grape, but we are stocked up with jam, and aren't picky drinkers.