It's almost the middle of August and the Valley produce is starting to roll in! We had our very first corn last week and there's more on the grill tonight. You should see some of the corn fields - I bet some of it is over seven feet high!
Mooshum brought home the season's first apple last night and the farmers are getting ready to start picking early varieties this week. Grain is ripe and there's tons of combining going on as we speak. A lot of farmers are also getting their second cut hay done with all of this fine weather.
Today, on our way to Fox Hill for some chocolate milk, we passed a farm selling something by the side of the road (actually, a lot of farms sell stuff by the side of the road, so this in itself was not so unusual). But because Laur was traveling at her usual Speed-Of-Light pace, I didn't quite catch what was in the basket.
On our way back, we pulled off the road to see what was for sale. Lo and behold, it was peaches! Five dollars a box!
Peaches! Amazing! Sweet, juicy, delicious peaches! By the time I took this photo, we'd already eaten two of them, so the box looks a bit light! Not only were the peaches amazing, but once again I was awed by Nova Scotians honesty - I put our $5 in the jar and there must have been another $15 waiting for the owner to collect. Gosh I like this place!
Oh yeah, I almost forgot - I picked a tick off my hand today. It seems a bit unusual to see them this late in the season and this guy could well have been the last tick in Nova Scotia. Sadly for him, however, he was deposited out the window of a vehicle moving at 110km/h and will likely never get the meal he so desired.
And thus another amazing (or "unbearably beautiful" as Laur described it) day has come to a close.