Dog Days of August
August has arrived with better weather than the rainy days of July. I was interested in hearing our students grumble about the heat and humidity of Eastern Kentucky and quickly reminded them of how they grumbled about the rainy days just weeks earlier. I guess the old adage is right if we don’t have something to gripe about, we’ll find something! ?
In spite of the rain, deer, and groundhogs, we were able to see some good results from the garden this summer. Our corn and beans are especially delicious and have been a big hit in the local Farmers Markets. The silver queen corn was particularly good, our peaches n cream corn was enjoyed mostly by the deer. Our white half runner green beans have also produced well. The rainy days set us back some but we are still picking beans and using them to feed the students here, sell in the Farmers Market and preserve through canning.
This month we will be conducting workshops on Fall Garden Preparation and Doug will be teaching our students about cover crops and composting. There is also a workshop in Frankfort, Ky. On August 20 called “Third Thursday Sustainable Agriculture Workshop” hosted by Ky State University. Looks very interesting and hopefully we will be attending. Hope everyone has a great August and productive month.