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Jul 26, 2017 11:33 AM CST
Name: Mary
The dry side of Oregon
Be yourself, you can be no one else
Garlic digging and hanging continues. I'm working on the Chinese Pink, a softneck variety that is weak where the stem meets the bulb. This makes it difficult to get it out of the hard clay soil without breaking the tops off. Tomorrow I will finish that variety. So far I have 35 bundles of 10 hanging in the shed. I'm thinking seriously about not growing this variety next year. Hardnecks are easier to handle. I dig for about an hour, take a break to rest my back, then Rick helps me count and bundle them. I climb the ladder and he hands me the bundles by their strings that have a loop for hanging. All along the 2x4's that support the shed roof are small nails at about 5 inch intervals which I put there to use for this.

I'm still watering the onions. A few have fallen over, most are still making the bulbs larger. The winter squash weren't getting enough water from one drip line so I have added a soaker hose, lifting the vines and putting it under. In a couple of weeks there will be no sign of it.

Yesterday I bought corn at a stand in town. We ate it all last night and now I wish I had bought more for tonight. The yellow summer squash and the ribbed zucchini are producing too fast! Beans have started to bloom, it won't be long!
Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.
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