Come On Over

“Peaches, ripe for the picking,” my neighbour tells me from atop his tractor as he passes by. “We can’t eat them all.” No need to ask me twice. This morning I headed over with an empty picking sack. I’ll be honest, in all the years I’ve lived next door to this farm, I thought they…

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Old Growth

Across the border in Switzerland, and over in the next county of Haute Savoie, there are dozens of large-scale commercial apple orchards, hundreds of perfectly pruned trees grown to efficient picking height, neatly covered in bird-proof netting. They make for tidy rows of white and pink blossoms in spring. In my neck of the woods,…

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Lazy Afternoon

It’s a lazy afternoon here – the rains have stopped (for now); it’s hot, but not too hot, a fluffy cloud kind of day to not do very much. Here are a few shots from the farm right next door on a lazy August afternoon. This wall, the outer wall of a woodshed, is in…

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