Sunday, August 20, 2017

Sunday Stroll - August Gold

Will you walk through the garden with me,
on a golden day in August?

Will you marvel with me over the thriving dill patch,
alive with tiny wild creatures?

Will you hold your breath as a large moth
emerges from the soil
along with golden Kennebec potatoes?

Will you be surprised, like me,
to find a round glowing pumpkin,
already ripe?

Pumpkin Jack (aka PJ) the garden cat, will weave between our feet,
as we walk to the chicken yard,
to find the golden rod bursting into bloom.

Can we linger for a while?
Will you stay and breathe the sweet air,
as August warms the earth?

Wherever you are, whatever the weather, I wish you peace.

If you have a few moments, please check out Steve's stroll Out on the Prairie.  
That first photo may take your breath away!

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Root Cellar

 This newly completed root cellar is a blank canvas. Can't wait to color it in with the hues of harvest!
Wherever you are, whatever the weather,  I wish you abundant joy.

Monday, August 07, 2017

Sunday Stroll - Farming

Our garlic has been drying in open air racks for two weeks now. Yesterday I spent hours trimming enough garlic to fill orders at several local markets.

The hard, dry stalks went into an over sized wheel barrow.

The best heads of garlic went into boxes for delivery on Monday morning.

The less perfect heads went into a big pail, for storage in the root cellar. This will be our own garlic for the year. These taste great and the quality is still excellent, they just aren't as "magazine perfect" as those we sell, and those we plant for next year.

We began the day with a walk through an antique fair at the county fairground, then worked all afternoon. It was a beautiful day , but I was ready to rest in the farmhouse when my work was finally done.

Wherever you are, whatever the weather, I wish you peace.

Catch up with Steve at Out on the Prairie for his stroll.

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Technical. DIfficulties

I am having trouble with some technology. I have been unable to acceds the comments on my blog. I hope to have things unraveled and sorted out soon!