We think August is one of the best times of the year. Not only is it fair time in our county and many of those nearby, August means really yummy things from the gardens, like sweet corn, watermelon, muskmelon, and tomatoes. It also mean yummy things from the orchards like plums, peaches, nectarines and early season apples.
If there is one less than wonderful thing about August, it is the time of year our college student employees start leaving to go back to school. Our crew this year has been great and we'll miss those three college football players with their muscles. They had great attitudes, too! Even after working in the heat and dirt all day they would go work out for another two hours or more! School resumes for our high school student employees on the Tuesday after Labor Day. The rest of us just stay here! Even after all the students are gone for the season, we still have at least two months of heavy work load left. As if there is ever a time when the work load isn't heavy on a farm. There is always work to be done, regardless of the season. Not complaining though, at least we have jobs!