July 30, 2010

Friday Farm Share!

**Every Friday through November, Holyoke Home is posting images from our weekly farm share at Mountain View Farm. I hope you'll enjoy seeing what the farm has to offer! Please follow if you like this post.**


Tomato WOES! A terrible, terrible tomato disease called Late Blight was found on tomatoes in a neighboring town. Late Blight all but DESTROYED last year's tomato crop. And despite how pretty they are, and how much alike their name sounds, the Tomatillos at the farm will not replace our thirsty lust for a BLT with a fresh local tomato. No blight yet at Mountain View. Keep your fingers crossed for us.


I'm taking you on a quick tour of the 'pick your own' beds. In addition to our weekly vegetable share, we also have access to beautiful, fresh flowers and herbs. 
Parsley, sage, rosemary and......wait for it..............thyme. Oh, and basil, oregano, and cilantro.
If this animal does not pull on your heart strings like God's own harp, then maybe you and the Tin Man have something in common. This is Tucker. He was visiting the farm. I thought - just for a second - about knocking out his owner and putting him in my pocket.  But I didn't. 

24 comments:

  1. Amazing Blog and what a detailed research! Thanks for sharing it..if you can visit my blog and let me know your views!

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  2. What beautiful pictures!!! I can't believe you let Tucker get away..he's precious!!! I miss living near farms...the beach is wonderful but there is just something about farms.....

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  3. Beautiful plants! I was chuckling to the Simon & Garfunkel reference. I regularly get that song stuck in my head while I'm cooking. Great blog!

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  4. Tucker looks tuckered out.

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  5. TUCKER!!! IS SO CUTE!!! OMG.. I love him..

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  6. I have a little black puppy now too and everyone wants to steal her! Don't do it hahahaha

    I still can't get over those flowers.

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  7. My tomatoes are growing nicely so far...can't wait for the first big, juicy bite of a freshly picked beauty! I did pick a few up at the farmer's market, but I'm sure they aren't as good as mine own will be! Sadly some monster bug ate my zucchini plants..I only got about 6 nice ones this year. (most people think that's 6 too many!)Yours look really pretty and Tucker is a cutie too!

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  8. I just found your blog & am loving it. I want to (eventually) end up in Massachusetts. So you're making me homesick, but in a good way.

    Love, love the farm and the pick your own concept. How cool. And you showed great restraint not pocketing Tucker. So adorable!

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  9. I wanna kiss the puppy! Come here sweet Tucker! Oh you are such a cutie pa-toot-ie!

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  10. What beautiful farm photos! And Tucker looks like such a sweet puppy. I think I would have had a hard time saying good-bye too.

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  11. I love your blog! My fiance and I are in the very slow process of renovating our first home too, in between work and all the things that come with life (like doing huge amounts nothing). Your puppy is gorgeous! We have a 9 month old and a 3 year old Jack Russell.

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  12. Gorgeous puppy!

    I grow my own veg, and should have a reasonably impressive crop of rasps in the autumn! But, it's incredible to have a place like THAT nearby where you can pick flowers and all the herbs you'd ever want. FANTASTIC and impossible to beat!

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  13. great pics! this is a fun blog, fun to look at.

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  14. this is fun, i like your blog and growing vegetables in your own patch is one thing that only those who have done it can understand!!

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  15. I wanna kiss the puppy! Come here sweet Tucker! Oh you are such a cutie pa-toot-ie!

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  16. Tucker is the CUTEST thing I have seen possibly ever. And with a name like Tucker and those precious eyes, I have no idea how you managed to leave without smuggling some Tuck in your pocketbook. :)
    Looking at all the farm shots makes me miss home. My parents have a small farm (mostly as hobby) and they keep bees. Love it and miss it often!

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  17. Aww, how cute is that dog??! :)

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  18. your picture is quite moving of that lovely puppy! do you carry a camera on hand at all times? and what exactly do you you use? a digital??

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  19. Really nice pictures. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. This farm share keeps getting better. Love all the plants. I may have knocked Tucker's owner out-maybe. Just look at that face! Super cute.

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