Summer has been off to a lovely start so far this year.
The long summer days have been tempting me to stay up quite a bit later than I should, but we have finally fallen into a rhythm for this season.
Mornings are quite full with goat milking, feeding, cheese making, and toddler wrangling. I also try to get a bit of time in the garden each morning before the sun is out in full force.
These are some snapshots of what’s happening in our garden right now.
The cabbage is thriving, and we have eaten a couple heads already. The difference between a fresh head of cabbage and one from the store is just incredible. As a side note, an escapee goat helped herself to an entire head as well.
Said goat also helped herself to my little patch of sunflowers. 🙁
I seem to have put my zucchini a bit too close to my beans and tomatoes, because they are completely taking over!
The eggplant, okra, herbs and everbearing strawberries are all thriving in the heat and humidity.
Also, did you know that this is what a carrot looks like when you leave it in the ground over winter? (Carrots are one of those funky biennial plants.)
And this is my lovely asparagus. I find it a little shocking and sad how many people ask me what those beautiful “ferns” are, and have no idea that it is an asparagus plant. (You can learn all about how to grow them yourself here!)
This is my view out my back door once I exit the garden for the morning.
And this is what greeted me through the screen door. 🙂
These little kiddos are bouncing all over the place, and are quite hard to take pictures of!
The cheese making has kicked into full gear, and we are all enjoying the end results. (Even my husband, who “hates goat cheese”.)
Finn has to be all up in EVERYTHING anyone is doing, and is learning and helping more and more each day around here. (Slowing everyone down, but being adorable in the process.)
That’s what our summer days are looking like right now.
Canning season is just around the corner, and that will add a whole new dimension to our days I’m sure!