Rosh Hashanah and the Bees


Well my tech free summer is over so I hope to return to this blog and I hope some of my readers are still with me. We are harvesting winter squash and fall greens and getting ready to celebrate Rosh Hashanah.

I want to share a new piece I have up on Jewish Food Experience about apples, honey and pollination. I learned so much writing this piece and now I want to go out and learn about the hundreds (thousands?) of different pollinators that fly through our farm during the season. The photograph above is a wild bee on a wild golden rod growing in our apple orchard.

If you also want some pollinator inspiration, I highly recommend this Ted Talk by Marla Spivak which inspired me to love our weeds and want to learn who is pollinating our farm in the absence of honey bees. I am hoping to involve the children in this as a family project this fall.  And, I hope to post more to capture a bit of what is happening on the farm and in our family.   Thanks for reading Happy New Year to all who celebrate or need a new start!


  1. My shmita story was picked up a few places today, including WTOP!

    here it is on the CNS website:

    Thank you so much for talking with me. It was a joy!

  2. There is so much to learn.

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