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Summertime…

August 24, 2017

Well, strawberry season is over. Even if it took me several weeks to acknowledge it here! The season was wonderful, and we enjoyed connecting with so many wonderful friends and neighbors who came to enjoy the berries.

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fresh silk. each of these little filaments is awaiting its’ pollen grain. 

As fall weather eases in and the humidity dissipates, we’re loving the summer bounty. Including corn. Lots of corn. To me, corn is a miracle – how every little kernel arose simply because one little pollen grain fell on one little fresh silk – and those pollen grains just happened to germinate, and a pollen tube grew down that whole long silk until it reached the ovule. It seems so improbable that we’d get full, beautiful ears…. but we do. I will never cease to be amazed by this (delicious) miracle.

Also, peaches. We planted three little peach trees just after we started our farm, 2010. Since then, various events have conspired to prevent us from having peaches: trees too young, late season frost, winter cold temperatures. Seven years later, we finally have a crop!!! Even better, my planning to have varieties that span from early to late has worked out – and we have been (and will be) in continuous peaches from late July through mid September. Another delicious miracle!

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  1. August 25, 2017 4:55 pm

    We loved your strawberries – I have a few gallons in the freezer to can when it gets a bit colder. Thank you so much for doing it!

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