Summer kicked in the door here with a hardy heat wave and ridiculous humidity. Nothing like going from a wet and cool spring to the dog days with the coming of the solstice.

I have been pulling the remaining garlic from the greenhouse. The hard neck did not produce as large a bulb as the other soft neck variety.

Our blackberries are making a fantastic addition to ice cream.

We pulled the rest of our beets last week. Theresa was canning late into the night the evening before she left for a mid week all girl float trip on the Black River. A good soaking in a cold, spring fed river did wonders on removing the beet stains from her fingers.

We found this odd character among our beets. It was white as a snow and smelled like a beet. Anyone have any ideas on what it might be? The tops looked the same as the rest of the beets.



  1. June 30, 2009 at 6:56 PM

    Woody, I have seen that type of beet before only once. The story goes like this. There can only be one white beet at a time. The ancient indians in Missouri throught the great white beet had magical powers. If they hunted the great white beet and ate it, it allowed them to talk to the great spirit. After eating it, and in an enlightened state the indian could sometimes even leave their body and fly above the earth. Oh wait i think that was the great white buffalo. My bad. I have never seen one before.Nathan

  2. Woody said,

    July 1, 2009 at 3:36 PM


  3. Anonymous said,

    February 16, 2010 at 5:54 AM

    Is it daikon?

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