Yesterday Stephen brought in the onion harvest, what will hopefully be a years worth of onions are resting on our deck. The sun shone warm and golden on our crop as we laid them out to begin drying out.
It’s been a lot of work getting these little gems from garden to store. All the planting of bulbs back in the spring, the endless weeding and watering that is the lot of any gardener. But then here they are, miniature sun globes, releasing their heady scent into the summer air. Come winter they will warm and nourish us, titivating our tastebuds in stews, soups, chillis, curries and anything else we care to put them in. Nourishing our bodies, not just with their vitamins, but with their connection to this time, this hot summer growing on our land. Each one we eat will release a little bit of sunshine into our tummies. Now that is a good harvest.