Monday, July 14, 2008

Monday Farm Photos

I only just realized, now, looking at this picture, that Nicolas was farming in one of his good t-shirts, that is supposed to not go to the farm. That pile of possibilities for when we actually are off the farm and among other people is dwindling.I didn't notice earlier because I was focused on the tools coming out of his pockets - the blackberry, the gloves for picking itchy okra, the shears. The ipod is down in there somewhere. Nicolas is so cute at the farm, bustling around with two thousand things to do. Today he had lots of picking, another camp group there from Camp Kingfisher and two of his employees out.
While the chickens took care of fertilizing inside one of the empty hoop houses (they get moved in style in this u-haul), and Gillen worked with the campers,
Jesse and I were set up to wash and box squash and later, cucumbers.
Then we went to the okra field to ask what else we could do and ended up just documenting Nicolas working hard. Much to my disappointment, and Jesse's relief, (OK, I wasn't crying or anything) we were sent away.

I took some pictures of butterflies on the way to the okra. We felt jipped the other day when none showed up at the butterfly talk at Charlie Elliott. We think that this is our state butterfly - the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail:This white one - the Cabbage Butterfly (?) - is so pretty but way too populous at the farm - it lays eggs that then grow up into crop hungry caterpillars. But they aren't a huge problem. Nicolas sprays them with BT, which takes care of it. Scabiosa is my new favorite flower.Orange Zinnias are one way to define summer:Jesse looks so thoughtful here. He is actually searching for a yellow butterfly so that I will give up my search for one and move on to the library. But he is indeed doing it thoughtfully.

9 comments:

Ché & Fidel said...

What a glorious day you had!

Angie said...

There is nothing cuter than a sweaty farmer - but then again, I'm kinda partial to those types!

mindy said...

Oooh, Okra! We love the okra! Humor me and try roasting it like you would asparagus...just trim the edges, toss with olive oil, salt and pepper, and roast away. So good. I just know you'll love it.

Kat said...

Love the modern farmer. With his shears. And crackberry...

EC said...

Wonderful day! Wonderful photos! Especially the ones of the butterflies.

Evie

kelli said...

Great pics! And that pic of Nicolas looks so much like Gillen! They have such a great smile. :)

Madeline said...

Angie, I agree!

Mindy, I am so ready for a new take on okra. Thanks.

Kat, I hate that thing at first - called it his other woman. But it does make his life so much easier - he can answer emails out in the field. So cool!

Evie, I have to find your web site. I have lost it! I know you left it somewhere here. If you get this, repost it for me, will you? I promise not to tell your MIL.

What a cool observation Kelli. I hadn't noticed that they had the same smile, though I do love their smiles.

GBK Gwyneth said...

Lovely day! Thanks for sharing it with us!

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