Our best crops this year were kale, parsley, beet, carrot, potato, corn, plum & strawberry. In the greenhouse tomato, cucumber, pepper & flowers were abundant. Thankfully, no major losses to birds, beef cows, deer or bear this year.
Again this year, climate change played a big role. Winter was long, spring was hot then cold, summer was rainy but we still had good results in our gardens. Our first deep freeze and snow came very early in October.
Harvest is the time of Govardhana Puja when inhabitants of Vrindavan hold a festival to honor King Indra, the demigod responsible for providing the rains essential for a successful harvest.
“In all the towns and villages people held great festivals, performing the Vedic fire sacrifice for honoring and tasting the first grains of the new harvest, along with similar celebrations that followed local custom and tradition.
During autumn, the fields become filled with ripened grains. At that time, the people become happy…