The birds will have few, but large heads to feed on very soon.
As always, my vegetable garden started with big dreams - too big - but food was harvested.
Some of the asparagus I planted from seed three years ago had a second, small, delicious crop.
But as soon as we had the combination of heat(came early in June) and rain(came abundantly in July), the garden - as usual - became a weedy mess, saved only by Dave's vigilant weeding and mulching during the stinking heat.
However, the dispiriting thing was what seemed to be blight.
It started here,...
... and soon branched out.
A few batches of sauce are in the freezer, but much more of the harvest went to the chickens.
At least it didn't go to waste.
The chickens were very happy.
As Mia likes to remind me -
Man plans. God laughs.