It started with a single garlic Jeff harvested in the garden and hung on the clothesline (to remember to bring inside.) That lone garlic looked so beautiful hanging on the line, it beckoned to the camera.
With the verdict: “yup, they’re ready”, we set out to harvest more garlic.
It was a garlic treasure hunt, since Jeff had planted them here and there throughout the garden. Many were hidden among the jungle of green that is now the summertime garden. We’d exclaim with delight every time we found another. Our pile grew as our search continued.
We didn’t plant as much garlic last year as we would have liked to, but we’re so grateful for all we did plant. In this garlic-loving house, every clove will be savored and devoured.
Now the garlic is on our indoor drying rack.
Jeff has grown garlic many times, but this is my first year enjoying homegrown garlic.
Jeff harvested so much kale yesterday, that besides having it with all our meals and filling the refrigerator, he decided to make some kale chips also and dried them in the food dehydrator.
He harvested collards and chard too. Loving the greens!
The wine cap mushrooms that we were finding all over the yard, have been slowing down as the season’s been getting hotter and drier. We still find them here and there, though fewer and farther between.
Jeff found these three huge ones by the wood pile. They were a little past their prime, but still exciting to find.
Garlic, Greens, and Mushrooms… all very welcome additions to our meals!