River relief and gardening
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Last weeks heat wave brought an incredible appreciation for our river. It is beyond refreshing to take a dip in between chores. The humidity is so powerful, reminds me of my infared sauna days in California. How delicious it is to have layers of fog in the early morning only to burn off later in the morning. The early blanket of fog gives us time some mornings to work in the hoop house weeding and thinning. Our corn and tomatoes  are coming in strong. We’ve been munching on cucumbers from the hoop house all week.  The garden is providing us with peas, onions, kale, chard, summer squash, a bit of lettuce, 
and some basil. Potatoes are nearly ready for harvest. I’m craving beets and carrots. We didn’t get very good germination for our carrots due to the wet spring and our clay soil. I love juicing beets, carrots and cucumbers. Next year I will get many more beets in sooner and be sure to mark my “save” seed correctly. Looks like I confused beet seeds with chard which is not hard to do when you save as many seeds as I do. 

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About Grace

Grace and her husband Michael manage Buxton a Polyface satellite farm. Her first passion is to align with radiant health. She knows intimately that when you have your health you can do anything. Next, her passion for vibrant healthy food and beautiful landscapes along with her interest in permaculture influenced Grace's decision to align with the Polyface farming model. With 20 years of experience in the healing arts, she feels growing food and pasture raising animals is one of the greatest healers and a true source of personal empowerment. It's been said, "if you're not living on the edge your taking up too much space." Grace lives joyfully on the "leading edge" surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of the appalachian mountains where her and Michael steward 1000 acres with profound appreciation."
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