Earth is here so kind, that just tickle her with a hoe and she laughs with a harvest.
Douglas William Jerrold, A Land of Plenty
Specially blended for summer…
As I've been traveling around the county side this summer in a search for some fresh produce at road side stands, I've come to appreciate all the farmers we have here in northern Ohio. We've driven by field after field of soybeans and corn. I have to say that it looks like we'll be having a good harvest here this year. The lazy days of summer are flying by and for many farm workers the harvest will soon begin.
The fields of sweet corn that we eat are marked off in rows of those that have been picked and those still to be picked. I have enjoyed several ears of that sweet corn on the cob. These days my meals have been blessed with a lot of fresh veggies and fruits too. The cantaloupe are particularly juicy and tasty right now.
I love to make a fresh fruit salad of what ever is on hand. I just mix it all together for a tasty treat.
Today I'm thankful for the farmers and all they do to help our country stay healthy and growing. And I'm praying for a bountiful harvest for them all.
There are about 5 main roads that take us out of town here. I've been on all of them recently and no matter which direction we head in, there are farms and produce stands. I haven't found any bad ones yet, but some do offer more than others. Yesterday we found one that had strawberries and I wondered were they really fresh from the farm? I suppose they could have been and they certainly were fresh. I do suppose though that this has to be near the end of them.
With August the lazy hazy days of summer will be ending soon, but while they are here, I'm one that is certainly enjoying them to the fullest. Not only in my heart and mind, but I have a full belly for sure!
The true harvest of my daily life is somewhat as intangible and indescribable as the tints of morning or evening. It is a little star dust caught, a segment of the rainbow which I have clutched.
Henry David Thoreau, Walden