Summer around here is HOT! Hotter than usual this year and I'm looking forward to getting some relief. Rain has been very scarce as well. We've had some afternoon showers accompanied by thunder storms (which Dazy hates!) but not enough rain to keep the pond full. Oh well, it's good and deep.
I visited John and Pat Martin and their 2 wonderful truffle dogs, golden labs with that sweet lab personality. Such good dogs. Of course, we had truffle sauce for our chicken. It's not every day I get to share my truffle juice with fellow trufflers.
After a most enjoyable and informative week-end at Virginia Truffles, they gifted me with a baker's dozen Quercus Ilex (Holly Oaks) I won't be planting these guys until it cools off a bit. I'll just keep them watered and check their roots occasionally to make sure they aren't getting too crowded in their pots. I know they'd be much happier in the ground but, it's just too HOT and DRY for little ones.
|Aren't they pretty little trees?|
If you haven't been to Culpepper, Virginia, I highly recommend it for a week-end trip. Great shopping and restaurants and some very interesting and quaint places to stay and it's close to the Martins' place in Rixeyville.
On July 12 from 1-5 PM, we will have the only free and open to the public tour at Keep Your Fork Farm for the year. It will be one of 5 farms in the Northern Triad Farm Tour for 2015. Please check it out and let me know if you're coming. I really like to connect with my readers in person. I do appreciate you all, With 36,000 views and counting, I'm wondering how many of you have ventured into your own plantings since the blog began.
Don't forget to watch for Dazy and me in the August issue of Our State Magazine!
Jane (aka Truffle Lady)