Ready to make some salsa!
We've waited too long to harvest the artichokes and they are now blooming. They are beautiful.
We harvested onions this week. This year's harvest has not been as robust as in years past. I think the onions did not get as big because of the rain.
After several weeks of drying out the onions, we cut off the tops and roots and stack them by single row separated by newspaper in a laundry basket (plenty of aeration).
A yellow mushroom sprang up after the rain.
I ordered my daylilies through the mail from Gilbert Wild and Son Co. They have an infinite number of varieties. http://www.gilberthwild.com/#
I found this strange beetle today in my blackberries. It is an Eyed Click Beetle, Alaus oculatus. Read about it here. http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston/beneficials/beneficial-52_big-eyed_elater.htm
First spineless prickly pear bloom of the season.
Our hen, Joanie, is approving of them and does not peck them at all. We think she has been very lonely since the bobcat killed her friends last year.
Hunting for bugs.