Since We Last Spoke . . .

I drove slowly , heart in my throat, Ella in the backseat, as Ben and Cole made their way through the center of our town to our bean field on the riding cultivator for the first time.

ridingcultivator

And then they, with our amazing friend and farming partner Seth, proceeded to rock the field, weeding and hilling the beans all at once!

I’ve watched our sunroom and house fill with sheaves like these: wheat, oats, garlic

wheatsheaves

oatsheaves

wheatsheaf2

garlic

I started my preserving, and filled our oven with these,  making Round the Clock Tomatoes (from Paul Bertolli’s Cooking by Hand), to take us into winter.  (Mostly, our locavore strategy is: Eat yourself silly while it’s in season, and then wait ’til next year.  I am putting up some tomatoes, and freezing some berries, but we’ve found that after a few years of eating seasonally and locally, we actually don’t even desire to eat the items that are out of season.)

tomatoesoven

finishedtomatoes

Starting preparing for Lamas – the Harvest Festival on August 1st.  Get ready to see some loaves at Wheatberry that look a bit like this, and taste like the best terroir this side of the Nile

localloaves

Hope you’ve had some weeks filled with all the glorious tastes of summer, friends!

8 Responses to “Since We Last Spoke . . .”

  1. 1

    Have I said how much I envy you? I won’t be getting much from my garden at all this year.

  2. 2

    I love seeing the horse power and the grains being harvested – just beautiful.

  3. 3

    Your posts have been missed! What a lovely one to come back to. :)

  4. 4

    Those loaves are beautiful! And such tomatoes. Enjoy your days, ripe as they are.

  5. 5

    Twyla,
    How funny you should say that – the garlic photo is actually me trying to find beauty in our pitiful harvest (less than half of what we expected!). Some years are rough – I hope next year will be bountiful for you.
    Best,
    Adrie

  6. 6

    Thank you! Always so nice to hear from you!

  7. 7

    Grace,
    Such kind words – thank you so much. It means a lot to me!

  8. 8

    Kyce,
    Thank you – wish you were here to break some bread with. Hope you’re enjoying your summer as well.


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