Monday, August 19, 2013
An August Prayer
Garden update: The hailstorm that took out my tomatoes on the first day of August was not so successful as it first seemed. The tomatoes are starting to ripen and it will soon be time to take a basket out to the garden because there will be so many orangey-red fruits to pick.
The red beets, shredded the night of the hail, now have leaves that are standing tall and the globes beneath the ground should be full of that earthy burgundy taste of roasted beets. There will be a few cucumbers, and the eggplants, poor eggplants, will blossom, but maybe not set fruit.
All in all, in spite of the hailstorm, it is time for an August prayer of thanks for the good food that comes in the last full month of summer.
Wanda Hayes Eichler