Once again (this is becoming a habit), I wasn't able to get a comparison photo on the first day of the month to show you. We had a steady day of rain on the 1st (Wednesday) and then yesterday was very gray in the morning. The afternoon and evening were spent picking peas, shelling peas, blanching peas and getting them in the freezer. With my dear husband's help, we added 15 more servings of peas (a serving being enough for the two of us) to the larder.
Today the sun came out and I got a couple of good pictures. Doing the comparison of views of the raised beds on the first of each month (tired of this yet?), let's recap (again).
Here's the first of March in the north woods.
(There are raised beds out there?)
And then the first of April.
(There ARE raised beds out there!)
Well, it looks as though something was happening in May.
June was looking a little better.
July almost looked like a real garden.
And now the first of August.
After our heavy rain on Wednesday, some of the plants look a little beat up. But it's all for the best because we really, really needed the rain again.
I took two more shots that show things a little better.
This is the left half of the raised beds.
The plants in some of the beds have grown so tall that they block the view of those behind. (I need to plan that a little better next season.)
And this is the right half of the raised beds.
(A bit of the field garden showing
on the upper right.)
My harvest season is well under way and there's more out there as we speak that I could be processing. It's been a crazy week just past with a few unusual happenings that caused me to be downright grumpy yesterday because of my lack of time to do what needs to be done. But I talked myself out of it (after a bit of a sulk) by pulling on my big girl panties which Susan at e-i-e-i-omg always reminds me to do (thanks, pal), and running down the huge list of all I have to be thankful for and appreciative of regardless of the fact that sometimes it's hard to get it all done. (Understatement, of course, as we all know.)