The hazelnut that I’ve been photographing all summer is almost ripe:
We’ve found 44 hazelnuts so far — they’re sitting out to dry. There were two really green nuts that fell — I kept those too, just to see if they’d finish ripening inside. So far, they’re browning up surprisingly well
And all of the hazelnut bushes are getting ready for next year — hopefully we’ll get loads of nuts!
Anya and I harvested a lot of corn today — 54 cobs are in the freezer, and a few didn’t make it up the hill!
Packaged up and ready for the freezer:
We found fourteen hazelnuts around the bushes today — and still some on the plants. There were more hazelnuts hiding under leaves than we thought.
“Any natural resource not used was wealth wasted” — it’s a quote I read in a book, and both a phrase and an ideology that I’ve been musing on. It’s an intersection of capitalism and empirical science — whilst it is difficult to ascribe a value to a “resource at rest”, there is an empirical measurement of that resources value once it is extracted and sold.
Today, we harvested some tomatoes; Anya made a “tomato bowl” with the larger tomatoes to hold the smaller tomatoes
Plus corn and pumpkins!
There are black walnut trees all over the farm — we should have loads of walnuts this year since we managed to get a cartload of walnuts from the back woods last time.
Some of our pumpkins are starting to turn orange
And we harvested our first eleven ears of corn. A few weren’t fully developed (small kernels), but some were beautiful, plump yellow kernels. Very sweet and tasty — especially since we ate it within hours of harvesting it.
We got two blinds from Tidwe that zip together and form a double-size blind … three sides of the blind are “see through” fabric. If you focus on the fabric (like my camera does), you really see it … but, focusing farther out it looks like you are looking through a screen window. It’s nice, shady, and really cool to sit in the middle of nature and observe.
We’ve got tassels all over now — silks on corn, cobs forming. This is the Damaun SH2 sweet corn we’ve planted for the first time this year.