These last two weeks, I had to check the calendar to see if we were in the right month – feels more like June than August. Nice thick, cool marine layer in the morning keeps the weather quite pleasant. Since the mornings are cool, I needed to put on a light sweater for early morning chores. Not really the normal attire for this time of year. But, not complaining, not complaining one bit.
Figuring we aren’t going to escape the heat long, I fear that it could end up being a hot fall or winter. Never know what Ms. Weather has in store. Likes to keep us guessing, I suppose.
You know that old saying “you are what you eat” ? Well, “these days we ain’t what we eat.”
Grist just came out with this insightful article which says:
In 1950, your parents, grandparents, or a perhaps a younger version of you could eat a handful of string beans — about three-and-a-half ounces — and get about 9 percent of the calcium you needed for the day. Almost 50 years later, in 1999, the amount of calcium in string beans dropped by 43 percent, leaving you with only 5 percent of your daily calcium – Not Your Grandma’s Strawberries
This article doesn’t come as a surprise to me as I am a firm believer that the reason why folks rave over our produce, saying “they never tasted anything this good, even at farmer’s market” is because, over the last 25 years, we’ve not only grown food but also the soil. Healthy soil is what gives the plants a higher nutrient value and amazing flavor, too!
Already looking forward, starting to transition over to fall plantings. Summer went by so fast! Hope everyone had a wonderful and productive one.
How’d your summer garden and canning efforts shape up this year?