Our garlic has been drying in open air racks for two weeks now. Yesterday I spent hours trimming enough garlic to fill orders at several local markets.
The hard, dry stalks went into an over sized wheel barrow.
The best heads of garlic went into boxes for delivery on Monday morning.
The less perfect heads went into a big pail, for storage in the root cellar. This will be our own garlic for the year. These taste great and the quality is still excellent, they just aren't as "magazine perfect" as those we sell, and those we plant for next year.
We began the day with a walk through an antique fair at the county fairground, then worked all afternoon. It was a beautiful day , but I was ready to rest in the farmhouse when my work was finally done.
Wherever you are, whatever the weather, I wish you peace.
Catch up with Steve at Out on the Prairie for his stroll.