Yesterday in the stinking heat, I went to investigate what was happening at the Ralston Farm outpost on our back fields. (Ok, I went to see how my beefsteak tomatoes were doing.) Bennett has a great staff of seasoned veterans and summer interns who were out picking and communicating about the day’s harvest and the plans for the crops. The fields were so lush and literally bursting with vitality!
When there are butterflies and bees all over the land, you know you’re doing something right.
And the sunflowers were gorgeous – stop by the market for fresh ones.
Now back to my tomatoes. The wet weather has been a little harsh on our state fruit. It’s a little late…
But there are signs of progress!
Lindsay was out picking through the cherry tomato vines for some acceptable specimens.
But what did she really want me to see? The ducks behind the barn have produced a bevvy of little ducklings! I climbed into the pen and looked into the ‘brood house’…
Just one? But then I noticed a slight commotion behind me. Ah ha!
This mother duck knows just what to do. And the little ones followed her every move.