The Eagle and Pike, also: What we plan on picking today, Friday, September 12, 2014

This morning Matt and I saw something interesting through our large dining room picture window.  It was a large Bald Eagle flying low over Pickerel Lake carrying a fish. The interesting thing was that the fish was a Northern Pike and looked larger than the eagle–the pike was over 2 feet long and weighed over 4 pounds (these are estimates, of course, but they are reliable estimates since we have seen many, many pike in this size range.)  Apparently, the eagle had too hard a time with the pike and we did see it finally drop the fish.

The sweet corn we will be picking today is bi-color Mirai and white Mirai.

Today we will also have for sale peaches, Zestar, Earliblaze, Gravenstein, Wolf River and Summer Treat apples, a new patch of green beans and starting a new patch of yellow beans, acorn, buttercup, butternut, Heart-Of-Gold and spaghetti winter squash, watermelon, muskmelon, zucchini and yellow summer squash, pickling and slicing cucumbers, Newaygo Sweet Onions, SunSugar cherry tomatoes, Canning and slicing tomatoes, Little Red Tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, sweet green bell and Jalapeno peppers, yellow and orange Super-Sweet peppers, new red potatoes and new Yukon Gold potatoes!

Visit our Arts and Craft Room for unique gourd art!

DAILY SPECIALS

EARLIBLAZE APPLES : $5 a half bushel

SLICING TOMATOES: $5 a two quart tray (weighs 4-1/2 to 5 pounds, which comes to around a dollar a pound)

SLICING/CANNING TOMATOES: $10 A HALF BUSHEL (about 26 pounds)

NEWAYGO SWEET ONIONS: 1/4 peck for $3, 1/2 peck for $5 (this is a great savings over buying them by the pound)

RIVERSIDE SWEET ONIONS (NOT QUITE AS SWEET AS NEWAYGO SWEET ONIONS BUT LONGER KEEPERS): Whole peck for $7 and 1/2 bushel (about 22 pounds) $12

JALAPENO PEPPERS: 1/4 PECK FOR $4

PECKS OF GREEN PEPPERS: $6

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All perennial and annual Flower Plants in Greenhouse are Half Off!

Hardy Pecan trees (Wisconsin strain) NOT INCLUDED IN SALE

Perennial Hollyhocks SALE

Perennial Foxglove SALE

Hardy Sempervivum aka Hens and Chicks SALE

Sedum SALE

Nasturtium Hanging Baskets SALE

Morning Glories, individual and hanging baskets SALE

Pink and Red Dianthus SALE

Red Leafed Heuchera SALE

Hardy English Lavender SALE

Hardy Salvia SALE

Begonia SALE

Echinacea aka Purple Coneflower SALE

Moonflower SALE

Hardy Blue Fescue Grass SALE

Oxe-Eye Daisy SALE

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