It's hard to believe that it's the middle of August. Everyone is saying, "summer is almost over". Wow, did that go fast. We had a magnificent summer up here in the North Country. Lovely hot weather with little rain, so everyone enjoyed their pools and the lakes around here. But the farmers were praying for rain.
My garden is magnicient this year. Today Elizabeth Melville and I harvested the Purple Viking potatoes, and she dug up the residual garlic while I pulled up the onions. Then we tackled the tomatoes. The orange cherry tomatoes are so sweet, I've already made two pots of pasta sauce with them. The Black Prince, Morgage Lifters, Green Zebras,Gold Medals, Paul Robesons, Amish paste, and others are prolific. Elizabeth was wondering how I was going to collect the ones that are coming off the 7 foot branches though. I've never had to take a ladder into the garden to get the tomatoes before, but this year the tomatoes are all reaching to great heights. It must be the chicken manure!
While Elizabeth and I were picking eggplant, squash, potatoes, carrots and tomatoes, Rob was busy building a door in the stall so that the babies could have more room to run around. I was just going to staple up some chicken wire to the wall and somehow attach it to the other side so that I could get in and out but Rob would not allow such a sloppy affair. So we got a lovely door on hinges and a legitimate latch. The babies have a large area to run around in and the older chicken can view them at close range.
And tomorrow it's time to spend with the Lord and our church family.