Thursday, September 6, 2012
I love the garden this time of year; when the deep greens and early season flowers start to give way to yellowing leaves, clumps of vibrant berries, and the deep colors of tomatoes, squash, and pumpkins. Everywhere I look there is color, and just the smallest signs of fall. The garden is just turning over from its peak, yet it is still a thriving, lively, and productive place these days.
This year I was very ready for the shift from weeding and caring for the garden to harvesting. Now we are thinking cover crops, and garlic, and perhaps a few mums to fill in some dark corners.
To house our new goats, we are finishing up this shed (see above) and hoping to draw it a bit more into the garden next year with a trellis and maybe some paint. We're still deciding on a color, and hoping to put in a couple more windows.
My favorite garden presence are the little helpers who creep in from time to time to graze a tomato, or pull a single weed, or watch a butterfly get a drink. They too are loving the garden dinners now and seem to understand the difference between those vegetables from the store and the ones we grown right here.
How's your garden growing?