Cam Flaherty here, and am I ever busy. The life of a solo organic farmer in a Massachusetts summer doesn't leave much leisure time, so forgive me if I make this short.
The growing season is pretty short, too. Thank goodness for my high tunnel. It gave me a head start of one of everybody's favorite crops, tomatoes. I planted the seedlings into the ground in the spring. Now that the weather has turned hot, I roll up the sides and let 'er ripen! With any luck I'll have some juicy heirloom tomatoes ready before the other growers at the Farmers' Market.
A long row of basil is looking good, too, and can't you just taste that Insalata Caprese? You know, stacks of tomato slices, local mozzarella, and basil, all drizzled with your best olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
I just hope I don't run into any bodies this summer. Getting mixed up in that murder last winter at my great-uncle's assisted living residence was enough excitement for a lifetime. Did I want to get stuck outside in a blizzard? I sure didn't.
Read all about it in Farmed and Dangerous! You'll meet Marilyn Muller, Great-Uncle Albert's new girlfriend, as well as Ruffles, the attack rooster someone dropped off at my farm without checking if I actually wanted a rooster.