All of us at Plum Creek Farm Market want to thank our Berks County friends and neighbors (and those from elsewhere!) who came out to celebrate with us at the Friends & Neighbors Celebration over Labor Day weekend. It was fun meeting everyone and seeing you enjoy the samples and products from our featured vendors. We
Start Labor Day weekend with us! We’re celebrating friends and neighbors on Thursday, Sept. 1, through Saturday, Sept. 3, with special discounts on produce and specialty items. Also, we’ll be featuring some of our vendors (free samples, folks!) Join us each day, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Uncle Jerry’s Kettle Corn is the featured vendor for
Greetings to all again, and thank you for coming back to my little corner.
Today, I want to share with you what happens when animals try to exercise their right to live wherever they want and eat whatever they want. These same critters totally ignore the fact that there is a farmer trying to eke out a living off of that sweet corn that they so nonchalantly eat.
Let’s begin with the four-legged Hoover of the forest, the majestic whitetail deer. Now, the first thought that may pop into your head when thinking of deer is ” Aw, it’s Bambi.”
Please let me explain something. Deer eat the same way that I shop for food: Everything looks good.
Deer walk up and down my rows of corn, never stopping to eat a whole stalk. Oh my no, deer won’t do that. If they would do that, they would be full, and their night out with their buck buddies would be over.
Instead, deer only nibble the tip of each ear, prolonging the evening, thus ruining as many stalks as possible. All the while, deer are giggling over how many colors of red the farmer will turn when he sees the latest destroyed platter of hors d’oeuvres (formerly his promising patch of sweet corn).