SFH Journal: 2018-10-25 & 26

Highlight: The majority of my life I was oblivious to the natural wonders going on around me. Work, marriage, raising children – all of these were priorities. I was aware of magnolia trees and their blossoms, but there was no time to observe, to question, or to record anything about them.

Here at Serendipity Farmhouse, however, there is more time for observation and much less to distract me. I don’t claim to understand the life cycle of a magnolia blossom, but I do claim to have seen it. And, as great as the satisfaction of seeing a magnolia tree in full blossom might be, the satisfaction of knowing what becomes of those blossoms is far greater.

Despite the unusually rainy year we have had, our magnolia tree has prospered. Now, that tree is engaged in performing its most important work – spreading the seeds that promise new life and new blossoms for generations to come.

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Weather: Originally billed as a “nor’easter”, we will only be seeing some showers on the 26th and 27th. Most of the rain is passing to the east of us. So, compared to Florence and Michael, this amounts to a typical, rainy autumn day.

2018-10-25: High/Low – 53º/30º (Details – click here.)

2018-10-26: High/Low – 44º/35º (Details – click here.)

Plantings: Reporting suspended until the first planting of 2019.

Harvest: Reporting suspended until the first harvest of 2019.

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