Last week, in my garden. (August 15)
Last night, in the garden.
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Oh, August, slow down! I'm reminding myself often these days that there's still a long autumn in the garden ahead of me. But oh, these August days in the garden feel so fleeting. And there's so much going on out here. This week, we're harvesting lots and lots of tomatoes, a second crop of beans, bits of broccoli, carrots, herbs and all manner of greens, so many cucumbers, and the very first cabbage just about to go in the crock today for some kraut.
The summer squash was a small harvest indeed at just one each - zuchinni and summer squash. I'm okay with that, so long as the energy goes right into, and the bugs away from the winter squash, which is what I really want (and planted so much of!).
And little girls (and boys) are so glad for offerings of zinnias and tall sunflowers as we plot and plan next years garden with so many more cut flowers for certain.
This weekend, I hope to pull the onions and maybe some of the potatoes. I think it's time.
Meanwhile, as we put some beds to rest in the garden and clean things up a bit, the chickens and turkeys are being very well fed with what remains. Indeed, we're all being very well fed by the garden these days. Such abundance in the August garden!