And The Beet Goes On

And The Beet Goes On | Horseradish & Honey

And the beet goes on
Just like my love (everlasting)
And the beet goes on
Still growing strong (on and on)*

If you read my last harvest blog post, you probably picked up on my love of beets. I harvested a baker’s dozen today although one ended up in the compost pile because an animal had been nibbling on it. Along with the 15 I’ve already harvested, my total beet count for 2017 is now up to 27!

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June Blooms and Bees

It feels like this week was the turning point for lots of flowers and lots of bees. Maybe it’s related to the Summer Solstice or maybe it’s just that plants are blooming en masse right now.

So I spent an inordinate amount of time in the garden stalking bees and thought I’d share a few of my favorite pics.

“The hum of bees is the voice of the garden.”
~ Elizabeth Lawrence

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Today’s Harvest: Beets, Kohlrabi, and Turnips

Beets, Kohlrabi, and Turnips | Horseradish & Honey

I absolutely love this time of year. While I’m watching over the tomatoes, squash, peppers, and other hot weather vegetables I get to enjoy the cool weather vegetables.

Like this morning’s harvest, which included lettuce, spinach, and yummy root vegetables. More specifically, 11 of the beets, 3 of the purple kohlrabi, and 3 of the purple top turnips.

Did you know the plural of kohlrabi is kohlrabies? Neither did I. Maybe that little tidbit of knowledge will help you win a trivia contest or spelling bee one day. The English major in me thinks I should have used kohlrabies throughout this blog post but I don’t like the ‘rabies’ part of the word.

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My Religion Is Nature

My Religion is Nature Oliver Sacks Quote | Horseradish & Honey

Nature—and everything it encompasses—IS my religion. So, yes, I feel responsible for helping Mother Earth.

While I don’t think my generation or the next one or the one after that can fix all the wrongs we’ve done to Mother Earth, I do think that my generation and the next and the next must all do our part to help.

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