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.
My butter is ready and the water is on to boil. At least two farms here on the coast are picking new fields of beautiful sweet corn, and I just shucked 16 ears of three different varieties. I like to think of these farms as my extended garden. This certainly will fill the gap as my fall vegetables grow.
Before leaving for an amazing two week trip, I carefully planted fall vegetables. When I arrived home, they looked like this: very nice considering they weren't watered for two weeks. With watering, they doubled in size in a week. Broccoli, cabbages, kale, all those amazing healthy greens of the new season.
So, why am I distraught? Jo, the smaller of my two dogs: you know, the one who loves vegetables? She ate the top out of every plant. Every. Single. One.