What a sweet beginning …
Good morning, sunshine!
a peek at island creek from 50,000 feet
September 4 & 10: Saquish
My first trip by skiff to the Saquish area was this week. Subsequent trips during the month were by truck along the six-mile spit of land from Powder Point to Gurnet. Joe R. manages (below) the growth, quality and harvesting of the Aunt Dotty oysters here.
A New Farm-Hand doing His Job
Cory’s and my make-shift culling station:
Ursula, Hannah, Shawna and Emily harvesting Row’s on Hunt’s tidal flat in Duxbury Bay:
Kira, my Finnish Lapphund
A shout-out to my loyal pup Kira, who enjoy’s helping me with chores around the dock on weekends. She’s in her 17th year!
Fall is closing in …
September 17 - 21
Setting out to harvest oysters under moonlight.
September 24 - 28
Hunts Tidal Flat
Wind and rain on the farm will keep nobody down!
Left-to-right: Hannah, Emily, Ursula, Shawna: what a spirited team, rain or shine!
Setting out for Hunts to harvest Row 34’s in a driving rain. Joe R. was experiencing the same over at Saquish, harvesting the Aunt Dotty’s. It was a real soaker, and no one was worse for the wear!
Watching the Pats crush the Dolphins and saying good-bye to September at ICO’s Raw Bar with Emily and Shawna.
A personal shout-out to Mike Fallon, USMC
I met Mike just after Labor Day when he joined the farm crew to work for Joe Pierce’s section (the Back River farm lease). Mike’s a terrific guy and an incredibly hard worker. His last day was on Friday (9/28), and I was able to get together with Mike and his family at Island Creek’s raw bar on Saturday, motored out to the farm, and said our goodbye’s. We had many great conversations, and developed a sincere bond. Mike Fallon is the “real news”. He’ll report for basic training on Parris Island, SC on October 9.
So long, September!
ICO’s “Saltwash Dinner Series”
Joy and I were lucky enough to enjoy the last of three Saltwash Dinner’s of the season. Island Creek’s been hosting the post-labor day event each Monday from SEP 10 thru SEP 24. It was amazing!