…and now for something completely different…
Canoe bow waves are quickly lost
on the shoreside
But go on out of sight
on the lake side.
The constant swish-swish of skis
On a day long ski.
The constant swish-swish of wiper blades
On a day long drive.
My dog, trotting barefoot
Steps on a garden slug
Nothing of it.
Word spreads quickly
as I approach the pond.
All becomes quiet.
Hidden in the vines
a large warted cucumber
jumps out of reach.
of marshmallow snow
on a branch,
await the trigger of my hat
to melt their way down my back.
Deep in the tomato jungle
Fruits of yellow, purple and red
Tell of their readiness
To go to market.
Snowflakes hurry through my flashlight beam,
As my boots knead new snow with spring mud,
On my nightly Hajj to keep the boil alive,
For as long as possible until the dawn,
To match the power of the flowing sap,
With my meager evaporator and will.
The prize at the finish line are jars of syrup
~ Flavoring our dinner ~
on the Snakeroot Road in Pittsfield, Maine
27 Organic Farm Road, Pittsfield ME 04967,
ph (207) 487-5056
Gardeners to the public since 1995.
Click on photos to enlarge.
Items marked with a * are also available from us as seedlings in May and June.
Items marked with a ° are grown from our own seed or cuttings.
Also see our Fresh Vegetables, Fresh Fruit, and our Perennials
Basil* July through September. We offer Basil in bunches throughout the harvest season, but
also offer half pound bags of Basil for pesto makers in late August and September.
Rosemary* While we rarely offer Rosemary herb bunches at market, we do offer Rosemary
plants in pots in May & June and September, October & November and at other times by request.
We also produce a Rosemary brochure with care and feeding instructions.