Weekly News, 10.14.20
Aren’t the fall colors right now just amazing? Hope’s school work is done for the day, and after lunch we are heading out to the Montour Trail to enjoy the leaves and sunshine. It reminds me of a poem that our yoga instructor, Kristen, shared during one of her Yoga on the Farm classes–
“Sometimes I spend all day trying to count the leaves on a single tree. To do this I have to climb branch by branch and write down the numbers in a little book. So I suppose, from their point of view, it’s reasonable that my friends say: what foolishness! She’s got her head in the clouds again.
But it’s not. Of course I have to give up, but by then I’m half crazy with the wonder of it–the abundance of the leaves, the quietness of the branches, the hopelessness of my effort. And I am in that delicious and important place, roaring with laughter, full of earth-praise.” — Mary Oliver in A Thousand Mornings
Here’s the scoop this week:
- we’re excited to have started harvesting our greenhouse veggie crops! Available this week are cherry tomatoes, pickling cucumbers, cucumbers, kale, bok choy, micro greens, beet greens, and sunflower sprouts.
- Maddison is teaching a fun class tomorrow night all about the science of fall color. Join her in-person or virtually to learn something new.
- our 8″ fall mums are on sale right now, 8.99 each and 3 for $18. We want to get them into your hands while they are at their peak of color.
- Russ gives a preview of a new delivery of trees that recently arrived, and you can view individual plant info and photos with the links below. If you didn’t get to planting trees yet this season, you don’t have to wait until next spring. We have a great supply.
- back in May we had made the difficult decision to cancel Fall Fest hayrides and activities, however we still have fun options for kids and families, including a pumpkin painting station this Saturday from 1-3pm. Other classes include canvas painting classes, a sugar skull pumpkin painting class, a family class called Gardening for the Birds, and a Milk Jug Gardening class for kids on November 7.
- don’t forget that your Bedner Bucks expire after 10/31/20, even though we will be open right up through Christmas. A new reward program will be announced for 2021.
I hope that you get out to enjoy the fall color this week… maybe a walk or bike ride on the trail, some time working in the garden, a visit to the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, or attend our class on Fall Color tomorrow night. I hope to catch the Phipp’s Fall Flower Show before November 1. The theme this year is “The Poetry of Nature”. Enjoy!