With our longest day of the year now behind us the fireworks begin in earnest. Summer blooming flowers will soon begin to pop and as warmer days unfold, the crops will grow rapidly. Already the deer are beginning to feed on the newly emerging soybean fields. The abundant young gophers search for holes in my fence so they can feed on my young vegetables. Just as the winter solstice begins the hungry season, so now the summer solstice begins the full season, the time of abundance with few hungry mouths unsatisfied.
Gene R. Stark
A teacher, farmer, trapper, and greenhouse grower. He writes about the outdoors and the people and culture of rural America..