memorial day weekend

The early spring here has meant that the garden is more lush than usual for the end of May.  We are already snacking on our first cherry tomatoes, Sunsugars that we bought as starts from the farmers market.  The San Marzanos are coming in too.

Scapes have been harvest from some of the garlic, and just coming in for the rest.

The first cayenne peppers are fully grown, and continuing to ripen.

The herbs are getting overgrown, including parsley, lemon balm, oregano, lavender, and Thai basil.

The last of the mulberries are ripening.  We slightly modified this recipe to put up four half-pints over the first weekend in May.

We planted perennial flowers (purple coneflowers and black-eyed susans) in a sunny area on the side of our house in early spring.  We are hoping they fill in over the years.

The fireflies are out at night – so I guess summer is here early!

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