Life is never really “stormy” here at the farm, or in our garden. But we are in our early season lull before our late summer “pop”. The blueberries, herbs and flowers are in full swing, but otherwise we are in a quiet period. Our cherries are long since gone, but the farmer’s market has more (we aren’t quite done with cherries, stay tuned). The strawberries are between crops, the peaches and nectarines are weeks away, the apples and pears are further out.
But the tomatoes, squash, cukes, peppers and eggplant are coming, and when they come, they come on strong. If we have a good season (and that is a big “if”), the challenge will be keeping up with the tomatoes. This is a good problem to have, one we look forward to. Giving away tomatoes is a very good way to buy new friends and keep existing ones…and we aren’t above that sort of thing.
But for now we wait, work and watch the bees in the flowers. It’s summer. The sun shines during the day, the stars sparkle at night and the garden has new surprises every morning. The storm is coming, but it will be welcomed with open arms.
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