Last weekend was pretty hot but it had some nice points - one is all the stuff is starting to sprout but of course I have forgotten some of the things I have planted. But not the garlic! So back in October I planted some Susanville garlic in the beds that my dad and I put together. This weekend I harvested that garlic and boy, did it do good! I have over 30 heads that are usable and "Nice" and about another 7 or 8 that are small and I will keep. Harvesting was just the first part, then you have to wash them and dry them a bit, the cut off the roots and green part and try to clean them up. It took me over an hour to do that! I made the mistake of trying some of it for dinner that night... umm... fresh, raw garlic will knock your socks off! I have to "cure" these for a while at least a few weeks.
I have a picture of one of my pumpkin seedlings and a gazania flower as well for you.
|Thats a lot of garlic!|
|Cleaned up and ready to dry|
B I G NEWS!
The baby bluebirds hatched sometime around thursday last week.. and they are UGLY!
|All 6 ugly little bald birdies!|
|Eyes are closed still...|
I have to tell you though, these bird parents are amazing! Both mom and dad are working on feeding them... and protecting them. They have chased away a rat, yes a rat, and a blue jay.. they are fearless and both work to feed this brood. They make me tired just watching them!