FixIt has a pool and on days when the heat index has been particularly high, going out there with a cold beverage just after the sun goes over the far ridge is truly divine. Everthing you hear and see Got some sort o interest Maybe find a bluebirds nest Tucked up there conveenently Fer the boys ats apt to be Up some other apple-tree! March ain't never nothin' new! Bluejay, full o' sass, In them baseball clothes o' his, Sportin' round the orchad jes' Like he owned the premises! But a strawberry warm from the sun. Orchard's where I'd ruther be -- Needn't fence it in fer me! You jes bet yer life she do! That's jes' what I'd like to do Stiddy fer a year er two! Tell you what I like the best -- 'Long about knee-deep in June, 'Bout the time strawberries melts On the vine, -- some afternoon Like to jes' git out and rest, And not work at nothin' else! Ef they ain't somepin' in Work 'at kind o' goes ag'in' My convictions! Ever'thing you hear and see Got some sort o' interest - Maybe find a bluebird's nest Tucked up there conveenently Fer the boy 'at's ap' to be Up some other apple tree! We mowed the long flat part of this pasture and will bale it. Middlesex County: Blossom Hill Farm, Cranbury, 609 799-0226; Giamarese Farm, East Brunswick, 201 821-9494; Joe Indyk, Jamesburg, 201 521-0729; Stults Farm, Cranbury, 609 799-2523. I keep looking for the sweetest, juiciest watermelon every year and I have to say, I only get it about two or three times all season. Time-worn, antiques, quilts, primitives, heirloom pieces, potting sheds, English literature, poetry, Battenburg lace, blue willow, cottages, white ironstone dishes, English transferware, worn-out picket fences, teapots, old bird houses, moss-covered clay pots, gardening, all creatures great and small. June 6, 1986, Page 00028 The New York Times Archives It's strawberry-picking time again, and the berries are ripening in stages from south to north of Metropolitan New York.
Here is a list of pick-it-yourself strawberry farms in nearby New York, Connecticut and New Jersey, as prepared by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, the Connecticut Department of Agriculture and the New Jersey Cooperative Extension Service. We have only had a couple of cookouts this summer and I am hoping to have more soon. Aprils altogether too Brash fer me! March aint never nothing new! But now that I live in the lowest part of Alabama its horrid. I remember growing up sleeping with the windows open, sleeping on crisp sheets that Mom had hung outside on a clothes line, eating fruits like peaches and plums from our back yard and helping Mom make peach and plum yeast cakes for us and our neighbors. For a week now, pickers have been out in the berry patches of southern New Jersey, collecting ''beautiful'' berries, according to Gladys Manser of the Manser farm in Burlington. long about Here in June especially! March ain't never nothin' new! Other suggestions: Go in the morning because it is cooler, take a cool drink because it gets hot and take some containers, if you have them, because some growers charge 5 or 10 cents for each box.
Tell you what I like the best — 'Long about knee-deep in June, 'Bout the time strawberries melts On the vine, — some afternoon Like to jes' git out and rest, And not work at nothin' else! March aint never nothin new! Pee-wees wingin', to express My opinion, 's second-class, Yit you'll hear 'em more er less; Sapsucks gittin' down to biz, Weedin' out the lonesomeness; Mr. I will miss this when the snow flies. I wonder about this summer. Bluejay, full o' sass, In them baseball clothes o' his, Sportin' round the orchad jes' Like he owned the premises! Hartford County: The Pickin' Patch, Avon, 203 677-9552; Larson Farm, Bristol, 203 583-4645; the Berry Basket, East Hartford, 203 569-7216; Gilson Farm, East Windsor, 203 623-0409; Weedy Acres, Enfield, 203 749-7970; Grouten's Farm, Farmington, 203 677-0442; Hein Farm, Farmington, 203 673-7611; Krell, Farmington, 203 677-0903; Riverview Farm, Glastonbury, 203 633-9594; Spencer Farm, Glastonbury, 203 649-7522; Thurz Farm, Glastonbury, 203 633-9562; DeMaria Family Farn, Kensington, 203 828-6724; Botticello Farm, Manchester, 203 649-2462; Zepp Farms, Manchester, 203 643-6318; Pell Farm, Plainville, 203 747-4531; Armando's Wassaic Heights Farm, South Glastonbury, 203 633-8462; Cavanna Farm, South Glastonbury, 203 659-1856; Nayaug Berry Patch, 203 633-7206; Old Cider Mill, South Glastonbury, 203 633-4880; Rose's Berry Farm, South Glastonbury, 203 633-7467; Tryon Farm, South Glastonbury, 203 633-1425; Berry Patch Farm, South Windsor, 203 644-2478; Chaponis Bros. Hard rains in the late afternoon leaving the evenings cool and breezy. Not only are berries cheaper on the farm, but the expedition can also be a delightful outing, especially with children, into the countryside, where the tips of green corn are emerging from many fields and alfalfa and other grasses are being cut and baled into hay. Hear the old hen squawk, and squat Over every chick she s got, Sudden-like! Ever'thing you hear and see Got some sort o' interest - Maybe find a bluebird's nest Tucked up there conveenently Fer the boy 'at's ap' to be Up some other apple tree! Ketch a shadder down below, And look up to find the crow; Er a hawk away up there, Pearantly froze in the air! Dutchess County: Greig Farm, Red Hook, 914 758-5762; Hoffman Farm Market, Red Hook, 914 758-8462; Secor Strawberries, Hopewell Junction, 914 452-6883; Terhune Orchards, Salt Point, 914 266-5382; Henry Dykeman's, Pawling, 914 855-5166.
Lay out there and try to see Jes' how lazy you kin be! New London County: Scott's Orchard, East Lyme, 203 739-2529; Yankee Farmer, East Lyme, 203 739-5209; Cyr's Place, Lebanon, 203 642-7729; Burton Farm, Ledyard, 203 464-8294; Smith's Acres, Ledyard, 203 464-8313; Willow Spring Farm, Mystic, 203 536-3083; Tri-Brook Farm, Norwich, 203 889-1213; Lopresti Farm, Preston, 203 887-5292; Maple Lane Farms, Preston City, 203 889-3766. ~James Whitcomb Riley this is a great poem! Spread them shadders anywhere, Ill git down and waller there, And obleeged to you at that! The added bonus of fog clinging to the hillsides is divine. Lay out there and try to see Jes how lazy you kin be! When I was pregnant with Daughter 2, I craved watermelon…. I once had a big patch of Earliglo, and this year, in the memory of that, planted out some strawberry plants under the heirloom tomatoes in my new raised bed. Rench my hair In the dew! Spread them shadders anywhere, I'll get down and waller there, And obleeged to you at that! I have missed them the years we have not lived here, 2 buckets in about a half an hour and it would have taken less time if I hadn't eaten so many. I miss the kids so much.
Orchard's where I'd ruther be — Needn't fence it in fer me! Nothing smells as good as sheets that have dried in the wind. Eyes a-glittering like glass, Waitin till he makes a pass! Orchard s where Id ruther be Neednt fence it in for me! Hudson Valley Columbia County: Green Acres Farm, Livingston, 518 851-7460; Samascott Orchard, Kinderhook, 518 758-7224; Shortcake Farm, Hudson, 518 851-7437; Taconic Orchards, Hudson, 518 851-7477; the Berry Farm, Chatham, 518 392-4609; Wintje Farms, Germantown, 518 537-6072; Yonder Farms, Valatie, 518 758-7011. If I do not get things planted within this short window of early June, I risk losing to the heat of July. It's great you have this beautiful place to enjoy. Ocean County: DeWolf's Farm, New Egypt, 609 758-2424; Dwulet's Farm Market, Lakewood, 201 367-9803; Hallock's U-Pick Farm, New Egypt, 609 758-8847. Gloucester County: Cali Farm, Repaupo, 609 467-0568; Cedarvale Farm, Swedesboro, 609 467-2832; Duffield Farm Market, Sewell, 609 589-7090; Tuck-A-Lou Farm, Hardingville, 609 881-0582. Month a man kin railly love June, you know, Im talkin of! We raise our own corn and oats, bale the hay and straw, cut mountains of firewood for the house and workshops, can and preserve, stretch fence, dig ditches, pour concrete, build stuff, plant crops, do plumbing, wiring, welding, and anything else that needs doing.
Orchards where I ruther be Neednt fence it in for me! If you have never had the joy of sleeping on sun-dried sheets, you are honestly missing one of the best things about summer. Some of the farms also offer pick-it-yourself peas. Under some old apple-tree, Jes a-restin through and through, I could git along without Nothin else at all to do Only jes a-wishin you Was a-gittin there like me, And June was eternity! Tolland County: Hurst Berry Farm, Andover, 203 646-6536; Edmondson Farm, Coventry, 203 742-6124; Olsen Farm, Coventry, 203 742-6058; Smith Berry Farm, Hebron, 203 228-9644; Elm Knoll Farm, Somers, 203 749-2082; Pell Farm, Somers, 203 749-3582; Twin State Turf Farm, Somers, 203 749-3039; Wood Farms, Somers, 203 749-7546; Miller and Brown, Stafford Springs, 203 684-3460; Strong Farm, Vernon, 203 875-0037. Watch the swallers scootin past Bout as peert as you could ast; Er the bobwhite raise and whiz Where some others whistle is. Spread them shadders anywhere, I'll get down and waller there, And obleeged to you at that! Jes the whole sky overhead And the whole airth underneath Sorto so s a man kin breath Like he ort, and kindo has Elbow-room to keerlessly Sprawl out lenthways on the grass, Where the shadows thick and soft As the kivvers on the bed Mother fixes in the loft Allus, when theys company! I did need batting but the rest well it was there what could I do but appease my fiber addiction. . .
Not only is the price less than that of supermarket berries, but the taste is also far superior because pick-it-yourselfers pick their berries at the peak of ripeness. Rowe and Son, Campbell Hall, 914 427-2254; Hodgson Farm, Newburgh, 914 562-6576; Hoeffner Farms, Montgomery, 914 457-3453; Jones Farm, Cornwall, 914 534-4445; Lawrence Farms Orchards, Newburgh, 914 562-4268; Linda O'Brien, Pine Bush, 914 744-5495; Masker Fruit Farms, Warwick, 914 986-1058; Milestone Farms, Newburgh, 914 564-5549; Sycamore Farms, Middletown, 914 692-2684. But when June comesClear my throat With wild honey! Orchard's where I'd ruther be -- Needn't fence it in fer me! Partially due to aging taste buds. The bigs and the littles. Monmouth County: Battleview Orchards, Freehold, 201 462-0756; Stattels Brookrest Farm, Marlboro, 201 946-9666; Casola Farm, Cream Ridge, 201 946-8885; Crest Fruit Farm, Freehold, 201 462-5669; Lone Cedar Farm, Freehold, 201 462-3072; Menzel Brothers, Holmdel, 201 946-4135; Rowan Farm, Allentown, 609 259-2226; Sunny Acres, Cream Ridge, 609 758-8760; West's Farm, Allentown, 609 259-2186. Every month has its beauty but June really sets the bar, I think.
Watch the swallers skootin past Bout as peert as you could ast; Er the Bobwhite raise and whiz Where some others whistle is. Every live thing is blooming, growing, expanding and enjoying the warm sun. Sitting on the front porch. . Grief takes all these things away from you. Jes' a-sort o' lazin there - S'lazy, 'at you peek and peer Through the wavin' leaves above, Like a feller 'ats in love And don't know it, ner don't keer! Eyes a-glitterin like glass, Waitin till he makes a pass! It has been hot, but very rainy here.
Ef they ain't somepin' in Work 'at kind o' goes ag'in' My convictions! Watch the swallers skootin' past Bout as peert as you could ast; Er the Bob-white raise and whiz Where some other's whistle is. Month a man kin railly love June, you know, I m talkin of! West Virginia looks like a jungle about now. Over the years circumstances changed, as circumstances do, and the flock has evolved to nearly 100 ewes and rams not counting lambs , and taken over the big dairy barn. I dare say I do not like summer at all anymore, at least not down here. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. But you make it sound so great.
Unloading the bales in the morning of this beautiful day with the prospect of baling more in the afternoon, watching the cloud shadows slide over the hills while the sheep grazed, hearing the birds talk and the flag snapping in the breeze. But when June comesclear my throat With wild honey! The view of home, from north to south. Pee-wees wingin', to express My opinion, 's second-class, Yit you'll hear 'em more er less; Sapsucks gittin' down to biz, Weedin' out the lonesomeness; Mr. Orange County: Ace Farms Country Barn, Monroe, 914 783-1381; Ayres Family Farm, Bullville, 914 361-4239; C. · · Bliss Carman, et al.