When I went to Mass this weekend the possible bad weather that was forecast for today kept appearing in my mind. As you may imagine, I was shocked that the gospel was about a storm. Keep in mind that in the Catholic Church gospel readings are prepared many years before the date they are read. This weekend the following gospel was read:
That day when evening came, Jesus said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” Leaving the crowd behind, they took Jesus along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. A terrible storm formed, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke Him and said to Him, “Master, don’t you care if we drown?”
Jesus got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.
Jesus said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?”
They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!”
I mentioned about the stormy weather today in my newsletter yesterday. Right now, it looks a little better than it did on Saturday since the mid-level winds (3 to 5 miles up) don’t seem as strong as originally forecast. However, right now there are intense thunderstorms in Iowa and Minnesota moving this way. They will weaken a bit as they move eastward because they always do in the morning but then will likely strengthen this afternoon. However, they have to pass over still chilly Lake Michigan before they get here which normally weakens them–sometimes a lot, sometimes not much.
What We’ll Be Having Today:
Freshly pulled sweet and mild red radishes
Garlic scapes, which can be chopped up and used in any dish where you want a mild garlic flavor.
Freshly dug RedGold potatoes (red skin with yellow flesh)
Freshly pulled baby Newaygo Newaygo sweet onions
Fruit trees and shrubs, perennial and annual flowers and ornamental plants, and veggie plants.
Also, we have dried gourds for crafting and making birdhouses. Browse through our pile near the side of the greenhouse!
Sunset today is 9:28PM Sunrise tomorrow is 6:03AM
Notice as we near the summer solstice there is little change in sunset and sunrise times from day to day.
SALES GOING ON NOW:
Beautiful and fragrant Angel Trumpets are on sale. Pick up three pots for only $20!
Purchase two or more fruit trees and get a blueberry bush or raspberry plant (your choice) FREE!
Rhubarb plants are half price! That is only $6 a plant.
See $10 OFF coupon at bottom of post!
We have the following fruit and vegetable plants and trees for sale today:
Apple trees: Honeycrisp, Jonafree (Jonathan type), Jonagold, Liberty, Gala, LindaMac, etc. Starting at $25 a potted tree
Peach trees: Early Red Haven, $25 a potted tree
Tree protectors and deer repellent soap for your fruit trees also available.
Blueberries: Bluecrop, Jersey, Elliot, and Aurora Starting at $8 a potted plant
Red Raspberries: Latham (June-bearing) and Heritage (Fall-bearing) Starting at $8 a potted plant
Seedless Grapes: Red Reliance (The plants are large and vining well!)
Rhubarb: Victoria (at least 1.5′ tall) SALE! 1/2 OFF. Now only $6 a pot
Everbearing strawberries: Frisan (pink flowers!)
Red slicing, heirlooms and sweet cherry tomato plants
Sweet bell pepper plants
Purple eggplant plants
Yellow and red sweet onion transplants
Potted Herbs: Thyme, Oregano, Parsley, Marjoram, Sage, Peppermint, Summer Savory, Lavender, Rosemary, Basil, etc.
Winter Squash: Acorn and Butternut
Zucchini and yellow summer squash
Pumpkins: Jack-O-Lantern and Giant Pumpkins
Pawpaw trees (AKA Michigan Banana)
We also have lots of ornamental trees and shrubs and perennial and annual flower plants including
Bottle gourds: Grow your own gourds to craft with or make birdhouses!
Ostrich ferns: They are large and beautiful right now and would bring some instant texture and color to your landscaping.
White pine trees
Hydrangea 2 yr. old seedlings of Pinky Winky
Hollyhocks: O’Hara (a deep red, fully double Hollyhock), Chater’s Double Mix, and Queeny Mix
Malva: Gallon containers of both Zebrina and Mystic Merlin varieties
Nasturtium: Available individually or in hanging baskets
Houseplant Cactus (Christmas cactus and other thornless cacti)
Morning Glory: Heavenly Blue and Shadow Dance (Deep Purple and Bright White) Available in 6″ pots with miniature wooden trellis.
Angel Trumpets: Beautiful hybrids of large double blooms in purple, yellow, white and red. Extremely fragrant!
Balsam Impatiens (aka Touch Me Nots) Butterflies and hummingbirds love these flowers!
Dianthus: Cheddars Pink, and Brilliant Red
Echinacea or Purple Coneflower
Rose of Sharon shrubs (5 year old plants)
Alaska Shasta Daisies (reblooming white daisy-like flowers)
Chrysanthemums: Robinson Mix Single Flowers
Annual and Perennial Combo 6″ Pots with pink, red, lilac, and yellow flowers.