inspired

it was many, many years ago when the first moment of inspiration struck. my oldest was a child and we visited the folks at au naturel farm for the first time. there our mouths were agape with wonder at all going on, but i will keep focused on my current tale. we saw for the first time citrus growing in kentucky in a relatively small propane heated greenhouse. our hosts offered my children each a tangy, citrus treat and my son’s world view shifted. he would have this at home.

the first flowers nearly 2 years ago now

the first flowers nearly 2 years ago now

those of you that know this guy (then little guy, now big guy) understand his will and gumption. he did it. he worked and saved and worked more and saved more and went in halves on our farm’s 22′ x 45′ propane heated greenhouse. immediately planting his sacred citrus trees; some from seed saved, some purchased.

those first citrus trees in his bedroom the year before they were planted in the greenhouse

those first citrus trees in his bedroom the year before they were planted in the greenhouse

now, inspiration returns, for he has a huge crop of meyer lemons.  there are literally hundreds of lemons dangling from the trees. alas, we are not attending our usual farmers market now, we are in our “off season”. looking for a local venue to sell this bounty, i didn’t have to look far. invited as guest vendors at not one but two of our region’s finest markets, we will celebrate this saturday february 14th lemon love at the wondrous Community Farmers Market in Bowling Green, KY and the Bounty of the Barrens Farmers Market in Glasgow, KY.

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anyone near enough should come on by, taste the childhood dream of my son, enjoy the sweet and tart combination of the freshest meyer lemon found around these parts, and celebrate the love, kentucky style.

an early harvest

10 thoughts on “inspired

  1. Pucker up for Valentine’s Day!
    I too was inspired by Sasha and his lemons when I wwoofed with you.
    FYI, I’m incubating a story about Sasha. He’s the real MR. MEYER.
    Enjoy the markets and sell out! Are you taking that wonderful curd?
    P.S. I’m in FLA, the land of citrus.

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