And then there were peas, more peas than we have seen in a long time. Every year people are lined up at the door, before we even open, just waiting to get the fresh picked peas.Fear mounts as the line grows and we usually know someone "aint gonna get them peas",but, this year was different. I actually saw 12 bushels of peas come in the barn at one time. Leftover peas were shucked and frozen for the cooks to use.That would be me. Excitement !!
Here is one of my favorites, the beet. Although I love my little camera it doesn't always capture certain colors like I want it to. The greens in these photos looks a little drab compared to the real thing. Those beet greens are most edible.
Now for the curse of summer farming.
We have to mash our trash and have it carted away in this city. Yes we are actually in a city.We are between a bay and the downtown area and because we have been there since 1632 we are where we are. The city has grown to the west of us and we have to abide by their rules of sanitation.So this is Amie, one of our managers, doing the nasty task of moving the trash along in the compacter.
She has this long pole to help things along when something gets stuck. Amie is new to the barn this year and what a find she has been.Creative innovative and a true artist. Check out what she does in her free time by clicking here. You already know how I feel about Pysanky eggs, well hers are pretty darn special. Amie is a great addition at the barn. I love her best because she is shorter than I am. See, she's standing on a chair to see inside the dumpster..........said the hobbit.