These photos were taken a little over a month apart. The second photo in the series was just a few days ago, and as you can see our garden is at its peak. Those are storage carrots in the foreground and celery and celery root to the right. Like every year so far, our garden has had some failures and lessons to teach (I'm thinking about YOU slugs, and YOU, flea beetles!), but overwhelmingly the garden proves prosperous and bountiful. We are set to have an amazing squash crop and it deserves a post of its own.
I remember dubiously surveying the grassy knoll behind our house sites a few years ago as a potential garden site. Now, it has become such a routine to walk up there to weed, play, or concoct a dinner plan from what I can pick. It seems as though this garden has always been.