Thursday, October 20, 2016
In a previous blog, I lamented the loss of a banana tree in the storm Hermine. I was ready to cut the remains of the banana stalk but decided on impulse to let it remain, hoping the broken stalk would still have the uumph to ripen the bananas.
And so it has. Bananas are ripening daily, with ten cut so far and those pictured awaiting breakfast cereal. The chickens love them.
This experience reminds me not to give up too soon. When all seems lost, and years of effort wasted, nature can provide some sweet surprises, generating hope for another season of fruitfulness.