Saturday, November 19, 2016

In Gratitude



Long lapse in posting here... We're still enjoying the summer's Walla Walla Onions and Manzanillo Olives. Seeds are saved. Jars of dried pears and jalepeƱos are in the cupboard, and 8 cases of canned tomatoes are in storage. Foremost however, we are grateful for the 2.12" of rain that fell from the sky so far today, bringing us to 11.86" ytd! Water is still falling as I type, and more is forecast.

Wonderful wet fall aside, the farm is cranking fruit. The walk-in is full of kiwis, which I pulled down by headlamp last night before today's rain. A beautiful crop of Wonderful Pomegranates went to Frog Hollow's Happy Child CSA a couple of weeks ago, and Persian Banana Pumpkins and Fuyu Persimmons graced the cooler at The Penny Ice Creamery for Halloween. On the other side of the hill, our produce is available at the California Fruit Crate in Saratoga and Bevy Produce in San Jose.

Thanks to the rain, our three garlic varieties are 6" tall already, and the next rounds of Red Russian Kale and Vates Collard Greens are taking off. We are looking forward to a record citrus season. The trees are loaded, and our Owari Satsumas have already started to turn!

For now, we enjoy the petrichor and all the critters who come out to enjoy the moisture (see slideshow above).

Wishing everyone abundance and the happiest of Thanksgivings!