The hum of honey bees and a louder buz from bumble bees accompanies me while I’m harvesting raspberries.  I eat all the berries that have been munched by other fellow creatures that know what is sweet and wholesome. Thanks to the pollinators, we will have an awesome crop! I have learned to be careful with bees, as I would with an old friend. I’m not afraid of them as I was when kneehigh to a grasshopper; they don’t mind being gently brushed away. We should soon have enough to give everyone some in their market share; but until then, they will be for sale.

If you are interested in seeing a nice selection of photos from our wedding “event” check out roamingpen.blogspot.com! It was a very special day.

Steve and I got back from another potato harvest around 8:30 this evening for a wonderful meal prepared by Esther. She fried up chard with onions, garlic and a bit of tomato, just enough for flavor but not soupy. It was a nice side dish along with the other items she had prepared.

We plan to make some pesto for everyone to sample at the market. There will also be watermelon to sample and some to purchase. The lack of rain made a HUGE impact on our crop – we were hoping for a trailerful, which will not happen.

The rest of the harvest should include: chard, kale, cucumbers, tomatoes, potatoes, cilantro, parsley, basil, fennel, beans, and summer squash.