Sunday, July 5, 2009

NSR: Garlic Harvest and other 4thy things!

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Happy Sunday! I thought I’d pop in here and show you some pictures from our day yesterday. We had a pretty lazy July 4th. The weather was PERFECT…really…of course we paid for this weekend's fantastic weather with about 4 weeks of pretty much solid rain so it was well-deserved!

July 4 is garlic harvesting time here. We plant garlic around Halloween and around July 4 it is really to be pulled up. This is our biggest yield yet – 36 heads came out looking mighty yummy! Vampires be warned! We also cut some lilies and harvested some mint and lemon verbena (in the baskets).

Then we headed out to the fireworks. It was a perfect night – a beautiful sky, no biting bugs, no humidity and even a little chill in the air. Ahhh…

I hope you had a great weekend! I’ll be back tomorrow with a crafty post for Charmaine’s WSC.

Thanks for stopping by!

6 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

Wow...great pictures Kate. As much garlic as we eat, we would love that bountiful crop. I'm so glad you had a great day. Your firework pictures turned out great...those aren't easy to get!

Cathleen said...

Sounds like you had a great day. the firework pics look great!

Amber said...

GARLIC ROCKS. =D

Mary said...

I love the pictues Kate! And it did look like a beautiful day for you!(finally!)And I also love your Koi pond! I would love to have something,like that in our yard. I also didn't realize you hang the garlic upside down!So much esier than what I try to do! Gosh you can learn other stuff besides paper crafting on your Blog!!LOL
Have a great week!

whoistracy said...

LOVE this Kate!! How fun! Sounds like you had my kind of weekend. Your yard is gorgeous. Enjoy your harvest!

Judy Rozema said...

What awesome pictures! I LOVE garlic - have never seen it like that though! The fireworks look awesome too!