In which the garden has completely run amok, and that's a good thing
At Haiku Farm right now, we have sunshine even on cloudy days.
|Sunflowers are so cheerful, aren't they?|
For some reason this year, our sunflowers have gone crazy. In a good way. But, crazy.
|More than 8 feet tall, it FINALLY |
stopped growing up and made a flower!
The sunflowers aren't the only ones.
|Make way! Make way! Stampeding squash coming through!|
The squashes are growing so exuberantly...
|Remember that door into the garden? Yeah.|
Gotta go over the fence to get in there now.
...they've entirely outgrown the garden.
|Vines from the Atlantic Giant pumpkin plant have climbed up |
the garden fence and started to crawl towards the pasture!
Not just foliage, either: there's SQUASH in them-thar vines.
|Atlantic Giant ("giant pumpkins") and jack-o-lanterns|
|Butternut squash, my favorite for winter soups|
|A good-sized jack-o-lantern|
On higher ground, safe from overly-enthused cucurbita, Jim has a small box of tomato plants.
|There's only two things that money can't buy/|
and that's true love/
and homegrown tomatoes.
(click the link and sing along)
Even so, the problem is clear: too much plant. Not enough garden.
|Lisa is home from her summer in Korea and working off her rent|
by digging post-holes to enclose my new garden space
a new garden for next year!
(Meanwhile, if y'all need any green beans or zucchini, please stop by and get some. Okay? Jim's been cooking and canning and freezing like crazy, but we're up to the top of our heads in produce!)
I think all this vegetative zeal is contagious: our Little Red Hens have started laying little pullet eggs!
|Jim moves the Little Red Hens around the yard in their Tiny White Van|
(Little pullet eggs make an excellent breakfast, by the way. Especially when combined with green beans and tomatoes and zucchini....)