Farewell, Summer


Seasons / Thursday, September 21st, 2017

It’s September 21, and as I write this blog post, I glance out my window to see the early morning fog just beginning to lift and the sun rising to reveal the new day.  It’s the last day of summer.

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Fall is a bittersweet time for me. It’s no surprise that I love to be outdoors.  From gardening, tending to the animals, landscaping, building projects; I relish every moment of sun and hot weather.  So when the seasons change and it’s time to clean up the vegetable gardens, I’m torn.  On one hand, summer is a physically demanding season for me as a market farmer and I’m ready for the break that winter brings.  On the other hand, well, winter.  Enough said!  Winter means thawing out frozen animal waterers, collecting eggs every 2 hours so they don’t freeze and crack, moments of boredom for both the animals and the humans, and slick roads.  Have I mentioned the teenage driver?DSC_0003

So for now, I’ll enjoy the remaining days of warm weather, plant a few more fall crops, and start planning the 2018 vegetable planting.  After all, a farmer’s work is never done.

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