"Mac," I said, "its late October. There is nothing in the garden that needs staking.* You will have to come up with a new subterfuge."
He did, of course, the man is a goat.
Long as we can, folks, is the short answer. If we can get a picture of Mr. Big's leaf cluster poking out of a snow drift in the middle of a howling blizzard in January then you, gentle Reader, will receive an update.
Because deep inside where it counts the most, you really need to know these things.
|BOULES ON OCTOBER 20|
This is the 63rd day from sowing and some of the turnips are large enough to be picked, but we will let them continue to grow as long as the weather cooperates.
|MR. BIG, IN FINE FETTLE|
Here he is folks, your pal and ours, Mr. Big the celebrity rutabaga. There has been no perceptible increase in girth since last weeks measurement and Mr. Big remains at a corpulent 21" circumference.
We will see if yesterdays monumental downpour coupled with the unseasonably warm temperatures stimulates more growth, or if it is in fact time to invite Mr. Big to dinner.
|ALLIUM IS FAIR IN GARDEN OR POT|
Allium sativum or garlic is what we refer to, of course. We planted 2 small beds about 10 days ago, to see how the plants would react to two very different soils, and now they have sprouted.
We will cover them with a 6" layer of straw and bid them adieu until next year, they need no further attention.
That about wraps it for this weeks Boulle session! Thanks for visiting Farm Girls Corner!
*I THOUGHT OF OBSERVING THAT IN FACT, THE STAKES CURRENTLY IN THE GARDEN NEED TO BE YANKED, AND PERHAPS HE SHOULD CONSIDER THAT AS A VIABLE SOLUTION FOR HIS OWN DILEMMA. BUT THEN WE'D ALL HAVE TO PUT UP WITH THAT HANG DOG LOOK FOR THE REST OF THE MORNING.