We've had wet, rainy days for the past several and more are forecast to begin tomorrow. But today (promises, promises) is going to be full sunshine. At least that's what they're telling us.
I have a bit of harvesting and LOTS of clean-up to do in the garden so while I wait for
The geese are all fat and happy. (Good thing for the healthiness of the gaggle because several of them are destined for the freezer this fall.) They are nearly always together in a bunch, roaming the poultry pasture, gobbling green grass, swimming in the pond, making noise and sometimes looking for trouble.
This is Little Annie who arrived from the hatchery last year with her right foot folded completely under.
We splinted it and although it will always be a bit deformed, she walks without a limp and gets along just fine.
The white and gray duck in the center of the picture is Miss Friendly. She's always eager to come "talk" with you. And when you enter the pen with a feed bucket in your hand, she keeps pulling on your pant legs until a pan of feed is on the ground. (Maybe she's not so much friendly as a little piggy.)
Despite the wet, cool weather some of our tomatoes are actually ripening. (I can hardly believe it.) This is an old heirloom, Oregon Spring, sometimes misshapen tomato, but delicious . . . if it can manage to ripen up here near the tundra.
I've got thirteen large pumpkins that are starting to turn color. Yippee!
Just look at these apples on one of our dwarf trees! This shot is straight out of the camera with no color enhancing.
Can't say enough about these "Ring of Fire" sunflowers. They're only about 4' tall, but are very prolific and last a long, long time as cut flowers. Love 'em.
Here's my mint bed I've been coaxing along for a couple of years. (Yeah, I know, most people find mint spreads like wildfire and can take over the acreage, but [sigh] not mine.) It's finally (almost) filled the bed. I've been cutting and drying it all summer to squirrel away for Papa Pea's daily cup o' mint tea. Matter of fact, I have some in the dehydrator as we speak . . . and I'd better sign off and go check it!