Sunday, September 18, 2011
Help with the Harvest
David's task was to brush them clean, sort them and load them into baskets and boxes.
Taffy thought she'd sign on as the Inspector. Her verdict? They were doing a wonderful job!
This is the time of year that the gardens succumb to the first frosts, and the harvest is in full swing. It was a strange garden year -- Carol planted green beans three times... Twice there was nothing at all to show for it. Not even remnants of unsprouted beans. The third time, the plants grew, but grew tangled in a maze of unplanted-by-us morning glories. We had an unidentified squash that volunteered, something between a zucchinni and a butternut. Where Carol planted cantalope, cucumbers grew with zeal...
For the plants that actually seemed to be what they were where they were supposed to be, the weather in the spring caused some grief. Still, we've had a great summer of fresh, delicious produce and we're still enjoying potatoes, beets, carrots, onions, tomatoes, squash, zucchinni. The corn is finished for the year, but the cornstalks will be decorating not just Bondi but many area businesses.
Harvest time is well worth celebration.
Posted by Nancy Tapley at 9:50 AM