Pied Beauty

Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889)

Glory be to God for dappled things—
For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow;
For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim;
Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches' wings;
Landscape plotted and pieced—fold, fallow, and plough;
And all trades, their gear and tackle and trim.

All things counter, original, spare, strange;
Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?)
With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim;
He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change:

Praise him.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Harvest Day!

Today we harvested some of our spring vegetables!  This is the first batch of potatoes (White Kennebec), one small red onion, one ripe tomato (Early Goliath) and one cucumber (Straight Eight).  We also picked one little jalapeno pepper.  There are more peppers on the bushes, and more potatoes, but we didn't want to pick more than we could eat right away.  We made a salad with the tomato and red onion and we're saving those little potatoes for something (I don't know what!)

Did you notice the green tomato?  I wanted to write a little about a certain garden pest that damages tomatoes in this way.  The tomato has been removed from the vine, its skin punctured from the outside, and then left in the back yard.  Do you have trouble with this common garden pest?

Ours is Griffin, a &*%#& dog, who apparently thinks we are growing tennis balls on little bushes in cages, just for him.

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