September 3, 2010

Friday Farm Share!

It's a bittersweet time of year at the farm. I smell fall in the air, a kind of crackly crispness - even though the temperature is still in the 80s (along with most of my pop cultural references.) Trees are considering going up in flame. The days are getting shorter.  And the tomato harvest is thinning like a nice man's hairline.


I don't look forward to 'sweater season'.  Sweaters make me look like an Eileen Fisher model of average weight, which is to say: like a walking wooly rectangle.

Speaking of 'crispness', the Gingergold apples below are EVERYTHING AN EATING APPLE IS SUPPOSED TO BE. Bright. Sweet. And Tart.
How the farm had time to create this handsome gourd display, I don't know.
Luckily, there are still tomatoes-a-plenty to put in my Useless bag and hoard like mother nature's own crack.
Soon, I'll start looking for a place to hibernate. You can usually find me in my natural 'sweater season' habitat by looking under the comforter.

10 comments:

  1. I swear, I live in the Midwest, but reading your blog and looking at your pictures makes me feel that my heart may really reside in the Northeast. Does that make any sense? Thanks for the smiles daily and for the daily daydreams.:)

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  2. My Friday faire of delicious veggie photos!! Maybe a stew and an apple pie are in order! :-)

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  3. I love seeing what the farm has given you. It inspires me :)

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  4. Makes me think of my schooldays when we invaded the forests for black berries and unripe mangoes ..

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  5. I haven't worn a sweater in 5 years. I miss them :( Especially the big, oversized ones.

    Love the gourds :)

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  6. Oh... lovley Pictures..lovley Farm....
    ganz liebe Grüße aus Deutschland wünscht Kiki:-)

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  7. I am so jealous of those apples, they look pie perfect!And the colors of the pumpkins and gordes are beautiful!

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  8. I've never tried Gingergold apples before, but they sound and look delicious.

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  9. Those apples look delicious! The tomatoes too!

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  10. I tried to send you a comment. I had trouble, so I'm trying again. I just found your blog. I'm so excited...I was born in Holyoke, 62 years ago. I will enjoy following your blog.
    Best wishes.

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