It’s been summer for awhile.

It’s been a hot summer. Two weeks now, if not more, of 100+ weather.
For awhile it felt like a full-days task to make sure the gardens and animals were all taken care of.¬†And I’ll admit there were some casualties. In the garden.

My 3rd garden project is so overgrown with grass I don’t know what to do. I need to go and trim, but when? Or weed, but when? An elbow injury isn’t helping either.

Most of the sunflowers keeled over.
But we have enough that we still have goldfinches every morning and evening.

The geese ate the blueberries.
But the herbs are all alive, even one basil the chickens never found.

The tomatoes are doing fantastic and my late-late planted zucchini are blooming,
and the strawberries are producing again! WIN!

And everything that died has now made room for a fall garden.
So this week I will¬†plant some broccoli, beans, cabbage, kohlrabi…