Can today really be September 1? Stonebridge is deep in the heart of the harvest this week, with more food in the fields than ever before. We’ve had perfect growing weather this season, moist and warm like a garden in a greenhouse. Even the apples are heavy this year; we’ll start pressing for cider in a couple weeks. With eight Saturdays left for our CSA shares, we’ll be picking every day until the first frost slows us down a bit. Until then, here’s a few pictures of many bushels’ worth coming in from the fields. Happy Harvest, everyone!
We’ve had to net gladiolas and sunflowers from the deer this year but it’s worth it to get a bouquet like this.
John picking heirloom tomatoes from the tomato field, also netted around the perimeter for deer.
Heirloom tomatoes in the barn. We grow red and gold Brandywine, Mennonite, and Cherokee Purple tomatoes and save seed from the best of each for the next season.
Beautiful Juliet cluster tomatoes in the bluehouse. We dehydrate these for winter meals.
Onions on the drying rack with the Rockies in the background.
Gorgeous eggplant–we love our new globe variety, Diamond, as well as Nadia, Traviatta, and Galene.
We’ve been thinning these apples and will harvest after a little frost. No worms or coddling moths this season! Can’t wait to press cider.
An apple from the old orchard by the farmhouse.
Our 13-year-old Kashmir goat Cinnamon. We lost 14-year-old Slippy this season. Cinnamon’s a little lonely but she’s adapting to being top goat after all these years.