Summertime is thinning the sunflowers to make way for the corn stalks who need their fair share of full sun.

It is, out of nowhere, and in no time at all, noticing that the elderflowers are nearly spent, the Sambucus nigra blooms making way for her healing purple-black berries to emerge. Gathering the last of the flowers we made a simple, floral liqueur. 

Summertime is stone fruit and krauting the Spring cabbages, Bozeman watermelons on the vine grow bigger with each passing day, and the sunflowers, they reach high...

Golden Shiro plums, so abundant -  

Saving seed from Dukat Leafy dill umbels, harvesting the last of the winter grains...


And, while doing our best to keep up with it all, we are trying to live by the following. (Thank you, Carra Dugan, for contributing some great photos to this post).

Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.
— Henry David Thoreau