Well! After a day of rain and a night of heavy storms that reportedly resulted in over six inches of rainfall yesterday, I was a little hesitant this morning to step out to the garden. It is, to be sure, a soggy place - a bit of a mess in some spots, but overall will be just fine after a day of sunshine as today promises to bring. The tomatoes will need a little bit more propping up and maybe even some drainage work around them, and I think the rain might have finished off the poppies, but I'm still counting ourselves lucky.
Otherwise, the garden is flourishing this week, in mid-August abundance. I've begun to harvest and dry the onions, one little bundle at a time when I find a minute to get out there. I never have been able to grow the onions as large as I'd like, but at least this year they are bigger than last. And in the squash, it's a treat to see some hints of orange on the pumpkins. Beans are still coming in by the five gallon bucket full headed to fermenting jars and freezer bags. I'm roasting tomatoes everyday and sending them to the freezer as well. And perhaps most of all, I am fully relishing the lack of evening meal planning in advance...and instead, enjoying my walk through the garden around four o'clock in the afternoon, harvesting what's fresh and putting together a meal from what we find there. It's one of the most wonderful things about summer to me.
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