By Bounty Farm Assistant Jane
As September draws to a close, we are seeing the first inklings of autumn trickling in. While the heat of midday blazes on, and our crops continue their rampant production, crisp mornings and maturing winter squash remind us that seasons do eventually change.
We are now afforded the time to properly weed winter crops that will sustain us when the tomatoes and peppers give up. We also have time to research and address increasing pest pressures around the fields.
It is sometimes hard to slow down and take the time to truly consider how long a journey each piece of produce has made, from seed to stomach. While I do try to let the awe and wonder wash over me, I feel that part of appreciating the bounty of summer is by leaning in and eating as much as I feel like when ravenous at the end of a long day.
We are at the cusp of seasonal change. There is both joy in looking forward, and in attempts at peace of mind by appreciating the “now.” The farm is working hard. It will soon descend into rest for the winter so that next spring, it will be ready to do it all over again.