To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die;
A time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
A few years ago Olin decided to grow a plot of corn and harvest with his antique equipment. Another year we grew a plot and harvested by hand. It was an adventure. Our neighbors came over to help pick the corn and then we celebrated with a picnic on the front porch.
The farmers in our neighborhood are beginning to harvest the corn crop. It is a busy time for them -hard work and long hours in the fields. We pray for good weather for the harvest season.
In the garden it is a different story. We enjoy a longer harvest season, beginning in the spring with the asparagus, lettuce, radishes, spinach, kale, onions, and peas.
Then the carrots, green beans, lima beans, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, and squash.
We also have apple and peach trees, red currant bushes, and blackberries.
We are blessed! It does take effort but it is well worth it. Nothing tastes better than something fresh picked from your own garden.