We’ve had our first frost, so except for a few things that were covered, the growing season has come to an end. We’re still picking some late red raspberries, and we’ll harvest the last of the basil to make pesto. The leaves are in full color.
Yesterday, Tim had a party to celebrate the end of the season – a pig roast, along with all sorts of side dishes and a large number of desserts, many brought from New York by guests. The attendees were the very picture of diversity – a large number of Mexican farm hands, complete with a mariachi band: trombone, trumpet, clarinet and drums! There were Mennonites who arrived by horse & buggy, family and friends, and a number of Manhattanites, from Tim’s agent and editor to various chefs.
The weather was perfect, cool but not a single cloud, and just a light breeze. All in all it was a fitting tribute to the products of the farm this year (including Tim’s book) and to all those who helped make it happen – and as usual, all the food was delicious.