Papa’s blueberries were picked fresh by me, Beth, Monday morning. A small basket still remained and was given to the owner of a huckleberry gift shop just outside Glacier National Park in Montana. Jim Willows, the owner of Willows Huckland, promptly threw them onto his breakfast and said he was impressed by the taste of the Chandler blueberries.
Today Papa Hank is selling blueberries at the Palladio, off East Bidwell in Folsom. We have blackberries, Swiss chard, kale, sugar snap peas and blueberry plants. Small plants are priced at $10 and medium plants at $12.50. Hope to see you there.
Jasmine, our beautiful little black chihuahua, keeper of the farm, chaser of cats, greeter of all who arrived to SkyRidge Farm, was taken from us unexpectedly after asking her daddy, Tim, to be let outside sometime around 3 am.
I will always remember Jasmine’s good taste in fashion: she often wore a pretty purple collar around her neck that accented her beautiful black hair. She could be found sleeping amongst the blueberry bushes during the heat of the day, waking to eat some of the berries as they fell from the bushes while being picked.
Fetching sticks was a favorite game of Jasmine’s. Her uncle Hank often cuddled her in his arms. Daddy Tim offered counsel on the ways of the world. Her Auntie Beth always brought unexpected treats, kissin’ on her as much as possible, telling her she was the best dog in the world.
Jasmine’s enthusiasm for life made her difficult to photograph: she often appeared as a blur of colors in photos. She loved doggy biscuits and dragging around her stuffed toy cobra or tiger, showing off for all who would watch, letting them know how well she defended the property from perceived threats. It is perhaps this desire of hers to defend Skyridge Farm that brought her close to a predator: a match she could not win.
Today, Hank and Tim were splitting wood at the farm. Once split, they package the wood and deliver it bundled to the Lake Comanche Resort. These photos were enhanced using an iPad app called Paper Camera. The result is quite beautiful. Our next post will show more photos of the farm using this technique.