Tomatoes, Large & Small
*New This Week
2017 Week 33, Summer CSA Week 11 of 26
A rough week for hope, thinning beets on my little farm, always mistily circled by its asparagus, and thinking, Et in Arcadia ego; thinking how in old Iranian it meant 'walled garden,' this word for us which is paradise. But the snake slips in.
But of course, this is why we have the farm to begin with. For the little things, which have never been little -- for instance, the bumblebee moth that found me in the greenhouse, or the smell of the anise hyssop on the way to the herb drier, or the size of the season on a farm as you feel it in your lungs, or in the muscles of your forearms. I am glad for the day's gray weather, for the time that it slows down, for its coolness that does not kill thought. Because there is a lot to think about.
Turning to the winter, the beets, turnips, and radishes are all up. The rate of carrot emergence is questionable at this point, but I seeded two extra beds this morning to catch any downfall. The dry beans must make room for the winter greens, and so in the next two weeks we will look for a dry spell, and grab them at their crispiest. I am most excited for that -- Kennearly Yellow Eye, Black Turtle, Quincy Pinto, Carolina Crowder, Calypso, and Kebarika are the varieties on trial this year. I also could no longer restrain my curiosity, and pulled a popcorn from the field this morning -- it looks great, but needs a bit more time to dry.
& See you on the farm,