Red Brush Farms

Summer has lingered this year, a bit longer than we expected.  And by summer I mean nights without a hard freeze-the days have been chilly now for weeks-months really, when looking back at the entire summer.  But the raspberries are still going strong out in the field and the kale and purple cabbage are insistent on thriving even while we remove the spent vines of their neighboring cucumber plants and harvest the last of the onions.   The orchard down the road has pumpkins galore, which we are thankful for after a season that produced healthy vines but tiny fruit at our place – fruit that is still trying to grow but will be too late to mature fully before the freeze takes them.  Which it likely will tonight, as the temperature dips to 32 degrees.

yellow leaves

The natural growing season has come to a close, the hillside above the lake has turned vibrantly yellow and…

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