It’s been a busy week around here (with lovely summer weather I might add) and thus left little time for reading or writing. I did however manage to put together this fun little post from some pictures I had previously taken.
Before we get to the fun and games I will mention our two big accomplishments this week. The first was getting the other three hives of honey harvested. We were blessed with a wonderful harvest this year with the four hives yielding more than 40 quarts of beautiful, delicious honey.
The second was getting the garlic cleaned and sorted. You may remember that we had a small crop this year (somewhere around 400 bulbs) so cleaning and sorting went much quicker than in years past. I spent about 2 hours on each of two consecutive evenings clipping and cleaning. As I worked I sorted the larger bulbs that we will use for seed from the smaller ones. When all was done we ended up with about 160 seed bulbs that we will plant this fall. I expect they will yield between 1000 and 1200 plants. Perfect!
Let The Games Begin
While looking at some of the photos I have taken recently a couple of childhood games came to mind.
Hide and Seek
It seems we often find ourselves searching for fruits and vegetables amongst the foliage.
The grapes are only visible by pushing the leaves aside.
Likewise with pumpkins and squash
The other game we play a lot is peek-a-boo.
This sunflower was peeking at me between the corn stalks
And the Black-eyed Susan’s were peeking out from under the spruce tree.
Frogs love to play peek-a-boo!
and even the full moon this month was peeking out from behind the clouds.
Thanks for playing and have a great weekend!
Now tell me do you have a favorite childhood game?