“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.”

Masanobu Fukuoka, The One-Straw Revolution

This and That

At this time of year, the weather here can be a little fickle.... hot and humid one day and cool and rainy the next.  A single day can see a myriad of weather patterns as well.  We awoke to rain yesterday morning. 

 Three quarters of an inch gave the gardens a good drink and saves me from having to water.  We have a couple more nights this week of temperatures dropping down to 40 or below.  By next Monday I should be able to finish all of my planting... about 8 flats of flowers and tomatoes and peppers that now occupy my greenhouse.

Every day there's something new to discover in the gardens -  a daily gift from Mother Nature.

Yesterday I found the Columbine blooming.

This old fashioned flower is one of my favorites, and one that I have even seen blooming wild by the roadside here in the country.  These specimens are ones that I planted years ago.

It seems like this year is an especially good year for the lilacs.  They are blooming more than in previous years.  Have you noticed the same?

We picked our daily allotment of asparagus yesterday morning.

Those tender spears, combined with other farm-grown items (except the pepper and herbed havarti cheese) are the perfect ingredients...

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