September 2nd, 2011, 8:51 pm
It seems as though the hurricane has ushered in the change of seasons. We have started pulling, clearing, and re-planting in the beds of by-gone spring plants. The weather is slowly changing. The harvesting of the winter storage crops also announces the winter to come.
We still have a few weeks though! At least we’re still getting intense sun during the middle of the day. During the rainy days of last week we hung more than 400 ft. of onions, sweet and storage. We’ve been slowly cleaning up the garlic, but we’re more than halfway done. Garlic and onions are often thought of as root vegetables, but in fact they are leaf vegetables.
Peas, beans, and (soon) cucumbers are at an end. Oats were harvested by Avena Botanicals this past week. The farm still has much to offer though. With Tat Soi, Bok Choy, Chinese cabbage, and edamame on the way, the fall kale has taken off! I don’t think I have ever seen Red Russian leaves so big.
As with this whole summer experience, I am constantly pulled into the rhythm of this beautiful garden. The ever-changing seasons are just as inspiring as the steadfast hills that surround us.
Oh, by the way, Audrey is expecting this September. We shall soon have another handsome calf among us. Tommy should be proud; he’s got a good lookin’ herd.