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so hydroponics houses can read…

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It’s a beautiful day! The eggplant is blooming, the fava beans are growing, the cucumbers are climbing, and we can actually see some blue sky instead of just smokey haze.

I just read a book with a mischievous goat in it and it reminded me of a story my Grandmother tells.

When she was a kid, around 11 or so, her Grandparents traveled a lot. And on one of their trips, they brought back a baby goat for the grandkids. Nanny – as the goat was named – was a sweetheart and enjoyed her run of the farm. However, come summer when customers would come by, Nanny’s goat desire to be as high as possible overcame her. Many a customer would come out of the store to find her on their car. I imagine Nanny probably made it in to some cars, but memories just remember her being on the cars. After a short stint tied up in the orchard – which she heartily objected to – Nanny went to live with a cousin where she could climb on less expensive things.

I do not have a picture of Nanny, so here is our current goat instead. I’m sure she would be happy to climb cars too if we let her.

Don't let that aloof look fool you. I got LOTS of pictures of the inside of her nose before she finally settled down.

Also, the hydro-house is apparently on this email list, and saw last Saturday’s email where I said leveling out the floor was low down on the fixit list. ‘Cause the very next day, it decided to take matters into its own hands to ensure that the floor gets leveled. I walked in on Sunday and the ground was soaked. Even with the ends of the channels being propped up, water was still pouring out the wrong direction. Some more propping and a bit of root stuffing later and I got the water going in the right direction.

Messaged received hydro house. The floor will get leveled.

Before the extra propping. The ground is a mess.

Some seasonal inspiration:

Happy Eating!


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About Highland Orchards

Completely surrounded by suburbia, our small farm has been growing beyond expectations since 1832, just north of Wilmington, Delaware.

Growing a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, and flowers, Highland Orchards provides true “farm fresh” for the community all year. If you want to shake the hand of the farmer who grows for you, here is the farm! With plants in the ground or under cover in tunnels, we grow for every season. A family farm, we have three different generations involved in running the farm right now.

Come see us to eat fresh, eat local, and eat well!