to celebrate the publication of my new book


Our colorful 1751 farmhouse will be open to the public. On view will be many of the projects that are featured in Crafting A Pattern Home along with many other things I have made over the years.

This event will be a celebration of the handmade. I hope the day will inspire you to add some pattern and color to your home.

The event is FREE. Books will be available along with some other things I have made. For more information and directions, see the EVENTBRITE PAGE HERE. Although tickets are not mandatory, it will help me get a count to know what to expect. Hope to see you here in western Massachusetts in May.

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Harvesting, Harvesting

It's that time of year around here. My kitchen table is soon to be drowning in tomatoes. So much better than last year with the tomato blight that killed the entire crop. I just love all the shapes and beautiful colors.

Here's a sneak peek of things to come around here next week. Yes, the sunflowers are blooming and I am in picking mode. Hoping the upcoming remnants of the hurricane won't blow all the plants over....

Julia and I will be at the North Amherst Farmer's Market selling our lamb meat on Saturday from 9 to 2. We started there 3 weeks ago and it is a friendly little market with lovely vendors and easy parking. It is held in the parking lot of Watroba's Market for all you locals. On Saturday September 11th, there will be a block party at the market too. How fun!

I picked up these "Turkish Eggplants" from one of the vendors. Aren't they beautiful? They remind me of persimmons in the winter. They have delicate green stripes down the sides. I haven't cooked them yet but am enjoying the simple beauty of looking at them for sure.


Kar said...

It all looks so wonderful! Love all the colorful things. Especially the pretty purpley colored sunflowers. Very pretty!

BaileyGirl5 said...

Your produce looks so fresh and wonderful. Good luck with the storm and I hope you "weather" it well!

Turtle said...

oooh, haven't tried turkish eggplants, you'll have to let us know if they taste any different.
i've been having to swipe sunflowers from my girlfriend as ours did not do well this year, i just love them though! Got my 50 pounds of tomatoes done this past weekend. I was looking for a tomato this morning and had none left ripe, lol!

Julia said...

Yes, please let us know how you cook the eggplants and what they're like--seeing these, who would ever want to grow anything else (if they're edible)?! Never seen any vegetable so lovely...

Virginia said...

I LOVE heirloom tomatoes. They're so pretty and taste so good.

rowena said...

I really love tomatoes. Sadly this year I can't harvest any because of the heat we had.
The 2 plants that survived gave very small tomatoes (smaller than strawberries )Our dog at them before they were red.
Have fun and enjoy the harvesttime.

Missouri Gal Nicole said...

I have to hit the Farmer's Market to harvest. Worst garden I have ever had this year. Glad yours was productive!

Lisa R-R said...

Intriguing - I have never seen those eggplants in Turkey. I think I had better go back and investigate further!
yours in eggplants
Lisa in Toronto

Deborah Newton said...

Hi Kristin -- I grew the orange Turkish Eggplants for the first time this year and they were very good!
ALl the best-- Deb Newton