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Let us pause
for a moment
and take in the sheer relief
and joy of knowing
that in Oklahoma,
where hot and dry are the usual,
there can be those remarkable seasons
of beautiful vegetables.

And let us give thanks
to those who pay attention to
cycles of sun and rain
and who learn
to honor soil
and microbes
to support the natural ways
of growing food.

And may we turn towards
the sun
again
to cook that food.

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DSCN4653Preparing tomatoes in the solar oven, for  September’s guests.

(Shepherds: There will be
Tomato Basil Soup,
with Turtle Rock Farm
tomatoes, basil!)