In our last newsletter, we highlighted our mutually beneficial relationship with Ella Usdin and Ben Weiss of Susquehanna Sustainable Enterprises. This month we have some new friends coming to the farm to bring something new and a little different! Jack and Tammy Bray of Joyful Vibraytions will be leading "Sunset Rhythms at Rising Locust Farm" on Saturday, August 21 from 6:30 to 8:30. This will be an evening of drum circle and rhythm fun! You are invited to "make some music, find your groove, hang out with friends (old and new)." Bring your own drum, if you have one, but there will be some drums available to use (or you can create your own percussion instrument for even more fun!) And of course, no experience is necessary, and dancing will be encouraged! This is a family event where kids are welcome. We will practice social distancing, masks are optional. Registration is required - sign up by email (risinglocustfarm.com), or on Facebook. For more information, call Jack Bray at 717-699-4965.
For more information about Joyful Vibraytions, and Jack and Tammy Bray, check out their website here.
It feels like in nature all of the bounty, harvests, fruition seem to come all at once. I was away for a few days and when I returned it seemed like everything had turned into fruit and abundance. Sweet corn, tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, kale, peppers, potatoes, tomatillos, zucchinis, greens, blackberries, onions and garlic are all ready in the garden. But the real excitement is that we just picked our first small crop of homegrown peaches and they are incredible! I don't believe there is anything in the world quite like eating a tree-ripened peach with sweet, sticky juice dribbling down your chin on a warm August day. It's hard to be ungrateful when you are eating peaches, something that is so good. It is our first real harvest of tree fruit after beginning to plant apples, pears, peaches, plums, and many other types of fruit about 4 years ago. All of that work tending the trees is all instantly worth it the moment you take a bite out of something so sweet and vital as a good peach. We hope we will have many more fruits to begin to share with you in the near future!
YOGA AT THE FARM - Every Friday 11:00 am -12:00 pm
Emily will be teaching an all levels yoga class outside by the farmhouse under the maple tree. Bring a yoga mat, blanket, or beach towel to practice on in the grass. You can signup through through Dillsburg Yoga or contact Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-502-2870 with questions.
FALL PLANT WALKS - We are working on scheduling more plant walks with Jon Darby this fall, so stay tuned for dates.
OPEN FARM DAY - Saturday, October 16 - more details coming.