The Dog (and Cat) Days of Summer

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We are all enjoying this cooler weather that we are being blessed with! I wish it would only last! It didn’t bring us much rain, but with days in the 90s there will be no complaints from us!

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All the plants have survived the dry and the heat of the summer. We are busy harvesting for our markets twice a week. To replace our blackberries crop, Asian pears were the next fruit crop to get ready. After the first week of giving away samples, they sold like hot-cakes! They might have been small and ugly, but they were super tasty and sweet like candy. We had a great yield from our two trees, but we picked the last Friday.

The figs are now getting ready! We had about twenty half-pints at market on Saturday. It is amazing the amount of customers who say they have never had fresh figs! We have quite a few fig trees and they seasons very, so we should have figs for a while.

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What keeps us more busy than anything is the flowers. For the Saturday market we start cutting flowers before the sun is full up and by lunch most of the flowers are in buckets in the house. That’s when I start arranging them in the vases. That takes the rest of the day! We make 55 flower bouquets for a Saturday market!

0812130811b_01From field….0809131149a_01…to house…1005120923_01  …to jar…

… to you!

We count it a blessing to grow good organic food for our customers! And the flowers are a way our customers can bring a little bit of the beauty of our farm home with them.

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