I’m sharing some more snapshots around the garden before August is over. The grapes are loaded this year and we’ve been greatly looking forward to eating them. Recently though, Jeff and Bracken found some of the green, unripe grapes on the ground. Some animal has been getting into them, darnit! I think the animal keeps coming back and checking them to see if they’re ready, so we’re hoping to beat them to the grapes when they finally ripen. That’s how it goes around here- always trying to beat the birds and animals to the fruit. I didn’t have to beat any animals to the plums, though! They left them alone. I’ve been harvesting the last of the plums our tree gave us this year and they are so delicious.
It’s nice to have a touch of color -beautiful purple- in our harvests. Otherwise it’s just lots of green lately- zucchini, green beans, cucumbers, lettuce, arugula, bunching onions… green, green, green. (We love green! But some purple is fun too.) Those two pictures of blueberries are the only pictures that weren’t taken in our garden. Last week Bracken and I went and picked blueberries at a nearby farm, in need of pickers. Bracken had so much fun that day playing with his friend and I enjoyed a beautiful summer day surrounded by blueberries, so we both came home happy. I filled up our freezer with more blueberries for the winter and was hoping to squeeze in one more blueberry pick this week, but I have lots of catching up to do at home right now so I’m thinking last week was our last blueberry pick of the season.
And that frog? It lives in our pond. There are two frogs (one smaller, one larger. one male? one female?) we’ve seen living in the pond and our family has been hoping for a whole pond full of frogs.