Robbers and Garlic and Corn- Oh My!

So this growing season has been pretty tough on us. We have had crops rot in the field, 800 heirloom tomatoes had to be destroyed because they caught the late blight, and we our little farmstand has been robbed since Saturday night. Ugh. Luckily, with some great vigilance with other fellow farmers and their families and the swift action of the Grand Isle Sheriff’s department (thank you thank you thank you!) – the people stealing from farmers’ stands were caught last night at our local grocery/gas station. IT has been a summer of roller coaster emotions. So we have harvested all of our garlic over the weekend and we started picking out sweet corn. We our growing this open polliated heirloom sweet corn – and boy oh boy – sadie eats 4 ears at a time – RAW! I love it. Even with all the crap this summer – simple things like sweet corn and garlic hanging bring joy to me and of course playing with miss sadie:)

One Response to “Robbers and Garlic and Corn- Oh My!”

  1. Debi August 14, 2009 at 8:43 pm #

    I am so sorry to hear of your trouble. I felt awful when I lost my tomato plants to blight, but I only had 6 plants, I don’t make a living from them and I can always get fresh, yummy tomatoes at my local farmer’s market. I hope and pray that things make a turn for the better for you and your family.

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