"And did you get what you wanted from this life, even so? I did. And what did you want? To call myself beloved, to feel myself beloved on the earth." – Raymond Carver
Coastal Gardening: July!
Harvesting a TON of garlic! Holy moly! 90+ mostly huge heads (did I buy that many seed cloves?) that are now curing in the not-so-hot-house for the time being until I can get them moved into the barn for some shady-yet-breezy-yet-dry curing time. Last year at a local garden event I bought four types to experiment with flavors and support a local grower out in Clatskanie, and they turned out BEAUTIFULLY! Planning to try my hand at preserving minced garlic with my neighbor’s pressure canner as I think that gadget just might be in my future sooner rather than later because of harvests like this (and because I want to still be able to eat this garlic in 2021! (Mt Hood Porcelain, Kilarney Red Rocambole, Italian late artichoke, chesnok red purple stripe)
Someday I’ll figure out a way to both be outside and have my camera ready (and at a high enough speed) to truly capture the beauty of our local hummingbirds feasting upon the flowers we, in all honesty, planted for them. The crocosmia I planted last year has absolutely taken off and these birdies adore it. Stare at the photos for a sec and you can see one in flight and in the next, one taking a quick rest. (note: these are taken from my home office hence the really lame lighting)