Plants, animals, and people living in Coastal North Carolina are influenced by large, shallow bodies of water, called "Sounds." The Sound's daily influence can be a challenge or a gift. The word "sound" also means "in good condition; not damaged, injured, or diseased." Sound Harvest and Garden will try to reflect both those meanings, as I aim for sound vegetables, herbs, chickens, eggs, and ornamentals, all from my home by Core Sound.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
I am not the only one harvesting fall crops from the garden this week. The broccoli, which had miraculously grown back after being eating down to the ground by the hens, was putting on beautiful young heads, about 4 inches across. I was getting excited, figuring I would start to harvest them in about two weeks. This morning, however, I found one plant had been removed from the garden, roots and all, and was sitting neatly on the lawn, with the broccoli head itself missing. The picture tells the rest of the story: our smaller dog, Jo, has regularly reached into the garden to munch lettuce and kale right off the plants. She now is taking backyard snacking to a whole new level. You can't really tell, but her little tail was wagging frantically in the photo. She had no remorse whatsoever.