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Melons and ‘Maters

Thanks to everyone who came out to the market today in Alger. And special thanks to those of you who took home some of cucumbers. The cukes are coming on lots faster than we can eat them!

Back home in the hoophouse this evening I picked some little tomatoes- honeycomb hybrid are in full swing, with just the smallest of the Principe Borghese starting to ripen.

And Brad’s Atomic Grape are starting to show their outrageous colors

A couple of rows over, Petite Gris de Renne melons are chillaxing in their newly rigged up melon hammocks

So much good stuff coming out of the garden right now.

The only thing that really didn’t work out that well is the potatoes in feed sacks. Those guys started to die back in the last few weeks so I emptied them out and terminated the experiment. Got some taters, but not nearly the production I’d hoped for.

You win some, you lose some.

Midsummer Minutiae

Little things that are making me happy right now

Brad’s Atomic Grape tomatoes starting to show some color
lots of Super Beefsteak maters coming on
baby melons!
new batch of sheepie puppets in the works
the goodie gang

Not the best photo of the sheepers (afternoon light is pretty harsh), but am glad to see Felix feeling happy and relaxed. Combo of Meloxicam and Gabapentin seems to be helping with his arthritis.

And if the sheeps are happy, I’m happy. Have a good week folks-

To Market, To Market

Today was the first market day in Alger!

Was a beautiful day, and lots of folks came out.

2 sheep puppets found new homes, and there was a fair bit of interest in washed fleece and carded wool.

‘Tis always a bit of a challenge to get folks excited about hats and other knitwear in summer- but now is the time to plant the seeds from which holiday gift purchases grow. 🙂

Met a bunch of nice folks as well. All in all a very positive experience.

Will be there two Sunday’s a month through July, Aug and September. 11 am to 4 pm

If you’re in the area, do drop in!

Alger Community Hall 17835 Parkview Ln, Burlington, WA 98233