Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Garlic time

The garlic tops had started turning yellow and had lost their umph, and for me it is now or never to harvest this batch! With all signs pointing towards harvest time, I pulled the bulbs. I placed them under roof on a slated rack to start drying.

They will need a few weeks to dry before storing, so will finish the process at the new house. If it appears they are not mature enough to properly dry I will peel them and store the cloves refrigerated, in oil. Although not as big as last years heads, the garlic looks beautiful.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Unanticipated beauty

The cherry dining table, some couch cushions, a lamp and two Le cruset pots head to the home of a dear friend. They look so pretty on the lawn in front of tall trees that we planted as tiny saplings. Note that the pennywort has sensed I have surrendered.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Keep on laying

It worked, and the obvious glee of their new family completely offset the sadness to see them go. OK, it did for a little while.