…misty dawn after rain…


October 6. Misty dawn after rain – lots of rain, at least 3 inches. There’s the newest hoop house with a raised bed edged by straw bales. We lined the bottom and sides with hardware cloth to make this one a gopher-free planting space. Lin has already planted garlic, and plans to fill the rest with shallots and some of our multiplying border glads. The deer fence is pretty much invisible, but you can see the old thornless blackberry canes woven into the stock gate. Minimal but effective.

Now back to harvesting for tomorrow’s Mendocino Farmers Market. The sky has cleared so temperatures going down tonight. Forecast says 35, so I’ll bring in all the basil, which would blacken at the thought of such a dip.