The Corn is Dead, Long Live the Melons and Squash

posted Sep 12, 2011, 5:56 AM by Frank Anderson   [ updated Nov 20, 2011, 11:43 AM by Frank Anderson ]
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Last weekend marked the end of the sweet corn season at Surin Farms.  This annual tragedy was accompanied by wide spread wailing and hand wringing.  Luckily, our melons are especially prolific and the squash will be arriving this week.  Perhaps its sweet flesh will sooth our bleeding souls. 
On a warmish day in October, Zebulon, the resident wizard at Surin Farms, pronounced that there would be a major freeze that very night.  Looking at the lovely day, Frank was disinclined to believe Zebulon, yet he persisted.  Surin Farms is located in a beautiful valley, locally known as Bear Valley, and due to the rolling low position of the fields, occasionally freezes when the rest of the surrounding area does not.  There is no benefit in having a resident Wizard if you ignore him, so Frank spent the remainder of the day and into the night picking all of the exposed squash, pumpkins and melons.  Zebulon's connection with Mother Nature (Mom), was confirmed as the entire set of fields dedicated to vegetable froze hard that night.