Last weekend, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society included Double Brook Farm and the Brick Farm Market on their ‘PHS Celebrates Fall – Homegrown‘ walking tour in the greater Princeton area. It was a low-key event with people from all over the Keystone State walking the gardens, asking questions and exploring Hopewell. Even tailgating!
Taylor, Charlton and Julia were on hand by the herb and edible flowers to direct the crowds.
The nasturtiums were abundant, beautiful and SPICY!
Over by the vegetable fields, John and Stephanie showed curious gardening enthusiasts the fresh ginger and how we are growing ‘hanging’ cucumbers.
The hanging cucumber is fantastic! This means we will have the second round of cukes a lot longer – which is good news for the juicing crew at the market.
I wandered into the storage barn – couldn’t resist snapping a photo of these perfectly sun-kissed Delicata Squash awaiting transport to the market. I might have to roast some tonight!
A big thank you to Kendra Kirk of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society for including us on the walking tour, and for making it so easy for us to host. Your volunteers were helpful, fun and accommodating.
If you read this blog, you know that I was unable last week to photograph the sheep who is now living with the pigs. She’s a wily one. Well, Orlando would not rest until he snapped a photo. Here she is in all her glory. Whoa! She now has a name: Gordita. This means ‘chubby one’ and as you can see, she’s been hitting the grain wagon hard.
Don’t worry, she’s not offended. This is the pinnacle of luxury. But what do we do with her when we catch her? I’m thinking mascot… A bit like Tom and Jerry.