Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Turning Towards Fall

Listen! the wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves, We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves! —Humbert Wolfe (1885–1940) "Autumn (Resignation)" (1926)

The seasons are turning here and I have pulled up all the cucumbers this week. The cucumbers beds have become bean beds, and melon beds will soon be sprouting broccoli.

But the melons are not quite done yet, as we have yet to have our watermelons and as you can see the broccoli is barely peeking out of its seeds, so there's still a little summer left in the farm.

But all around me I'm seeing signs of
fall. Birds are flocking away. Leo puts on a sweater in the evening. And my thoughts have turned from harvest to succession.

What's coming in Fall

Pumpkins, Squash, Dry Beans, more green beans, beets, parsnips, carrots, Swiss Chard, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, lettuce, mizuna, late season corn. For those who are missing their corn, I think we'll be having some in 2 weeks. It looks like as long as the chickens are laying, everyone will get eggs twice a month. Thanks girls!

The eggplants are finally coming on and the peppers are going wild. We
will have tomatoes all the way until the first frost, which I'm hoping doesn't come until November!

If you are not planning to continue with us through the Fall, please drop me an e-mail, because otherwise, Jo is going to be eating a LOT of broccoli.

The morns are meeker than they were,
The nuts are getting brown;
The berry's cheek is plumper,
The rose is out of town.
Emily Dickinson (1830–1886) "Nature XXVII, Autumn"

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