One disadvantage (oh, let me count the ways) of our short growing season up here
Today I have shell peas, sugar snap peas, raspberries, blueberries and bush beans that are all yelling to be harvested and processed. Forget about the beets, radishes, lettuce, cucumbers, herbs, cabbage and all sorts of salad greens that are getting away from me.
All of this to do besides the every day, usual stuff that seems to keep me occupied from dawn to dusk during the "down time" (ha!) of winter when I don't have the garden to consider.
We had gone several days without rain (somewhat of a miracle this summer) before getting another good soaking Sunday night/Monday morning. Did I ever squeak by with getting the garlic harvested on Sunday while it was still dry! Looks like it will be a really good crop, if it cures well.
Not complaining. Lawdy, lawdy, this is what we work and plan for nearly all year. Homegrown, nutritious, delicious food that's better than we can purchase anywhere else. Just using the busyness as the reason (hoping to get an excused absence) that I've been a mighty poor blogger both in getting up posts and answering your (always appreciated) comments to me and making comments on your (always interesting) posts on your blogs.
Now I must run. Need to take hubby a couple/few miles up the road to pick up one of the vehicles that needed work and is now back in good shape. We hope.
See ya in the bean patch!