Surprise! After I settled down, a walk about the garden to see if anything was new seemed like a good idea. Raspberries are coloring out.
Surprise! Twelve tiny jars of wild blackberry jam. Now I need to make a little bit of bread or popovers. Like my mom used to do, I save the "foam" that gets skimmed off to use fresh on bread. This is so good. The hill is still covered with ruby berries that should be ripe just about the 4th of July.
This Calendula blossom wasn't really a surprise. I have been watching her slowly open for the last two days. Looking good today.
This is just the bouquet of the week with my squarefoot gardens (three of them anyway) in the background. Box 1 has three kinds of peas (snow, snap and shell or English), carrots, beets, chard, lettuces, a tomato and sweet peas. Box 2 holds more lettuce, broccoli, sweet purple torpedo onions, cippolini onions, shallots, leeks, more chard and snapdragons. Box 3 has tomatoes (3 paste and a yellow persimmon), three kinds of beans, basil, carrots (because carrots love tomatoes), and peppers. Seems like there is something else but I don't remember what. I am starting to love my back yard.... who really needs a car anyway?
Friday, July 2; overcast, showers likely most of the day, low-53 high so far (noon) 73