This past weekend was hot and dry on the property. Luckily for the garden, the water tank was full, so the corn, beans, and asparagus got a really good watering. Two of three garlic varieties were ready to be dug, but the bulbs were not particularly impressive, with half a dozen cloves each.
Speaking of garlic, did we ever tell you the story of Cathy's daughter Meg's first attempt at preparing a Caesar salad? She was probably eight years old, and naively read "one clove" of garlic in the recipe as one head of garlic; the resulting salad brought tears to our eyes. We love garlic, but that was over the top.
Used the Gravely walk-behind mower to clear the clearing around the garden, leaving as many of the common mullein (Verbascum thapsus) as possible. It's a nice plant with beautiful yellow flowers. Mowed a lot of evil milkweeds and thistles. More at some point on the remarkable Gravely. It is our only hope to tame the land. It'll mow right over a 2" tree. Makes a lot of noise, but easier than using clippers.