Savage Farming

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Rain on the pumpkins

Some showers blew through last night and settled all the dust.

The last field of cantaloupe and honeydew reached their peak a couple of days ago. Everything I sampled last evening was lacking in sugar and flavor so melons are just about done for the year. These rains will wipe out most of the summer squash by bringing on serious infestations of powdery mildew. For a short while the cukes will do better and then they too will succumb. That just leaves corn, tomatoes, apples, pumpkins and baking squash as our final set of crops. Corn and tomatoes will run out around the middle of October and the world will hear a great sigh go up from southern Oregon.

Have a good day at work and play.


  • One can definitely notice the paling of the green leaves and the new colors coming out. And the chill in the air.

    By Blogger Rae Ann, at 7:47 PM  

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