Hello again from Eight Gate Farm! This entire week was hot and humid. Sunday was the hottest of all, but at least a breeze sprang up in the afternoon, which was welcome.
Reading the terrible heat wave reports from around the Northern Hemisphere, I can't really complain. All I can say is I've been sweating through three t-shirts a day, which is as unpleasant for you to visualize as it is for me to experience.
This week's post will run long, for which I apologize, but there was a lot to harvest and process.
Starting with the new harvests, I cut the first cauliflower. The Kitchen Goddess made a mash with it. It was cheesy and delicious, but maybe not the healthiest thing.
|Flame Star hybrid cauliflower
I picked the first pole beans. In the past I've only grown bush beans, but last year I really enjoyed the taste of this variety in the limited planting I did. So I planted only it this year.
|Fortex pole beans
|Beit Alpha cucumbers
|Top: Carmen; bottom: Ace
|Raspberries and blueberries
Here is Wednesday's, with another cauliflower, green onions, shishito peppers, cucumbers, and zucchini.
The Kitchen Goddess shares a community garden plot with her mother. Here's a sample harvest from them.
|Ready for freezer
|"Sugar Rush Cream" hot sauce plus pepper mash
Finally, in Wildlife Notes, I found this Grey Treefrog in the saucer of a pot of succulents on the table on the back patio. As you can see, this species as a chameleon-like ability to blend with its background.
Whew, that's it. Thanks for reading, and thanks as always to Dave at HappyAcres.blog for hosting Harvest Monday!