I think my garlic isn't quite ready to be harvested, but yesterday I couldn't stop myself from digging up one bulb to see what it looked like.
If it all turns out as good as this one, I'll be one happy garlic gardener.
The geese love watermelon rinds and came running when I threw these most recent ones into the poultry pasture a few minutes ago. The chickens also like the rinds but don't stand much of a chance with the non-sharing geese.
The gravely-rubble you see in the picture is the first load of fill we've had brought in to build up and level out the area where we'll be building the new winter waterfowl house.
The miserably hot, humid weather continues. Yesterday was dreadful. Our dear daughter put in a "work day" with her dad doing roof work. (You've heard of making hay when the sun shines? I guess you could say do roof work when the sun shines also.) I couldn't very well sit in the shade sipping lemonade while they were doing that so I put in a full day in the garden. I really wanted to get a couple experimental fall beds planted because rain was forecasted for all day today.
We did wake to very dark skies which opened up into a brief thunderstorm giving us 3/10th of an inch of rain early this morn. We need more but now at 10 a.m. it's just overcast and very, very humid.
Our first harvest of blueberries also was made yesterday in anticipation of a wet day today. Eight pounds, six ounces was the total, or 6 quarts plus 1-1/2 cups. It's a start and we're looking forward to a good, good blueberry season as the bushes are just loaded with as-of-yet unripe berries.
It's too wet to do much outside today so you know that means I get to catch up on all those inside tasks that mostly fall by the wayside this time of year. Heck, I may even get out the vacuum and actually remove a few layers of dust, dirt and debris. (Gosh, seems like I just did that a month or so ago . . . )
Garden Bounty ~ King
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