How appropriate to be nearly complete with our 2014 Harvest on World Gratitude Day!
In spite of the severe drought conditions in northern California, we partnered with Nature, utilized less water and produced more quantities of intensely flavorful fruit and vegetables. The learning curve under these dry conditions, taught us how to maximize growth and development using much less of this essential natural resource. It is a metaphor for life in taking what Nature gives you at any given moment and graciously and gratefully making the absolute best of it.
We began the season in early May planting the seedlings from our greenhouse. This consisted of heirloom tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers and cayenne peppers. As the summer rolled by we harvested cherries, plums, hazelnuts, walnuts, apples, pears, peaches, figs, grapes and several varieties of lettuce. What is left of the golden harvest is the ashwagandha and valarien root, which will be harvested in the cooler months ahead. It has been a very prolific growing season in spite of the challenges and restraints of limited water.
On this day of world gratitude, we are reminded how exemplifying gratitude promotes success and creates abundance in light of adversity. Gratitude brought us through a potentially difficult time and paved the way for this 2014 harvest season. Thanks to Nature for another successful collaboration!