Crop Yield 2011

| 9/17/2011 6:01:49 PM


Muck Boot Diva HeadshotThere’s a chill in the air today in CNY.  I’m looking at my sporadic sunflower crop – it was not the crop I expected – but it yielded some seeds I will dry out for next year.

Our very first garden yielded a HUGE crop – we gave away a ton of vegetables to our friends in NJ who have been bearing up under some tough economic times.  In the country, people shy away from gifts of zucchini and tomatoes after a while – well, people in the city treat it like gold for as long as they can get it.


The apple crop is ten times as big as last year; nice, large fruit -- I believe the bees have helped via pollination.  The MWM also pruned the trees over the past couple years.   My niece and son picked a few crates this weekend. 


Nebraska Dave
9/22/2011 10:38:19 AM

Diva, you have a great philosophy of life. I agree that it's extremely hard to find the meaning of life from city life. There's just not enough nature or time to find it in the city. Patience is definitely a virtue that's mostly cultivated in country living. I acquired just enough country living to carry me over to the retirement years while growing up on the farm. Since retirement I have gravitated back to the slower country pace and back to the land even through it's only a small backyard plot. The concept of growing and nurturing plants just seems to sooth the soul. Don't you think? My harvest has been good, bad, and ugly this year. Some things did good, others not so good and still others succumbed to the squash vine bore. That kind of describes life. Doesn't it? The hope is always in the future. Next year will always be different than this year and life goes on. I try to enjoy the current day for what it is and press on into the future with the presence of mind that it will be the first day of the rest of my life. Have a great fall harvest day.

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