Eating with the fullest pleasure – pleasure, that is, that does not depend on ignorance – is perhaps the profoundest enactment of our connection with the world. In this pleasure we experience and celebrate our dependence and our gratitude, for we are living from mystery, from creatures we did not make and powers we cannot comprehend. – Wendell Berry
Blessings from the good earth and the fruits of our labor.
It’s been a relatively cool summer so a few of our crops were taking their sweet time to ripen. Usually, we’d be up to our eyeballs in tomatoes, cucumbers and even figs but the cooler weather has made the harvest come in trickles. That is fine because I am up to my eye balls in other fruits and veggies.
This year was an exceptionally good grape year. The vines were loaded! A GREAT year for blueberries too! Our best harvest yet.
Now, if you will excuse me, I have a counter top overflowing with goodies that need attention.
But, before I go, I want to say that we’ve heard from many readers about the extreme heat and drought affecting our fellow homesteaders in the Mid West & Texas. Gardens are withering and animals are dying. Many people are going through some hard times and our hearts go out to you.
Upon hearing of such hardship, we are indeed (more so!) grateful for our blessings. Our family wants you to know that you are all in our prayers.