Harvest Time

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© Tim LaBarge 2008

The raincoats came out this week for the children attending summer camp at Tryon Life Community Farm. It caused a pang of fear deep in my gut that summer just might be over. Like a few years ago when it started raining the first week of August and summer never really came back. That year, we failed to pick the nearly ripened tomatoes when the rain started and by the next morning they had exploded and become water logged. We were bummed.

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© Tim LaBarge 2008

There’s hope this week though. I dropped in on a couple little veggie plots to make a few pictures for Destination DIY. Next week’s program is about urban farming and raising chickens in the city.

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© Tim LaBarge 2008

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© Tim LaBarge 2008

The kind folks at Diggin’ Roots were pulling in beautiful tomatoes, peppers, carrots and potatoes. The beans were still producing, and the basil was plentiful. It’s harvest time. My fear of summer ending has turned into a desire to more fully enjoy the hard work of people like Sarah and Connor.

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© Tim LaBarge 2008

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© Tim LaBarge 2008

3 Responses to “Harvest Time”

  1. Julie says:

    These look great! Can’t wait to see the rest of ‘em!

  2. Sarah says:

    Tim,
    These pictures are amazing. I never knew farming could look so good. You’re welcome back anytime!
    Thanks.
    Sarah

  3. Kathy says:

    Primo, My students are making a garden on our school property in the hopes that the harvest will be in the cafeteria next year. Gonna play the Destination DIY video for some inspiration. Hope all is well…Kathy