Coop with a view! This Welsummer was a little perturbed by the sudden appearance of ‘air conditioning’.
Much better! The young gals are getting the hang of laying now, but we did find a few eggs in the barnyard this morning. Practice make perfect!
Here’s a bit of the squash patch. You can just make out the yellow yardstick in the middle of this jungle. The vines literally grow more every day, and we have to chop them back from the melons, cukes, beans, maters & peppers that are trying to hold out against the onslaught.
The warm summer is good for the few melons we’re growing this year. Not quite ripe yet, but close. This is a Blacktail Mountain watermelon, developed in Idaho and good for cooler summers.
We totalled up our harvests so far this year, just to see how we’re doing….
27lbs assorted lettuce
3lbs mint/lemon balm/catnip
20lbs green beans
59 heads garlic
4 heads cabbage
28 pints pickled beets
21 quarts green beans
5 pints relish
5 pints sweet pickles
Still to come:
We’re frantically watering, harvesting, processing, and even starting some veggies for a late fall harvest. Maybe we should follow Newt’s example and find a hidden nook to relax in. Here she is, tucked behind a stump in the barnyard. When the cows noticed me taking pictures, they came over to ham it up. Newt high-tailed it for some other hidey-hole…..