I jumped out of bed at 5:00 this morning when I heard vague rumblings of thunder. I don’t have a rain gauge, but I think it rained about an inch. I will need to put that on the list of potential Christmas presents.

Summer came so suddenly and so hot that mentally I am in June. The garden is growing quickly and will hopefully take off now that we have had a good long rain. There is some potential for rain tomorrow and I am hopefully we will get a bit more.

The comfrey roots I purchased a month ago have finally rooted out enough that I think I can start planing them out in the orchard. I need to start some bee balm and get the hyssop planted in the grape beds.

I have harvested so many strawberries that I am a little tired of them, which I didn’t think was possible. I made strawberry ice cream today and it was a faint enough flavor that it was really good. I wish I had strained out the strawberry chunks. A note for next time, I suppose.

Have I mentioned that I ordered a few sweet potato plants? If not, I have. I grew some several years ago and I had a prolific harvest despite ignoring them for most of the summer. There is an empty space in the garden I would like to be using more wisely and that is where I have decided to place them. Here’s hoping I can manage to harvest another good crop.


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