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  • Sarah Elizabeth Smith

Harvest begins in a heat wave


Fall is ushered in with unseasonably warm temperatures this year. But, this simply extends the growing season and allows for time to complete projects without the threat of cold and frost. The greenhouse is up thanks to a great deal of help from family, friends and talented carpenter Sandy Forbes and slowly - as vines die back - tomatoes, squash, and the last of the cucumbers and beans show their ripeness.

Life on the farm is full of processing, harvesting and preparing the coolers for the volume of produce about to be stored. Life is sweetened by the cooler evenings and the sunny days. Soon potato harvest will be underway, onions will be drying and squash will be curing. Registration for the Winter CSA is closed and the waiting list is starting to fill. I am consistently grateful for this incredible season. Enjoy the photos

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