The five little things that made my week…
1. Bringing a spent sunflower head down to the chicken run. The ladies love their little treat! If you have the space, it’s worth growing a crop of sunflowers near your run every summer. As the flowers fade, they naturally drop their seeds. It gives them something to scratch for in the soil and offers a nutritional boost that will keep their feathers soft and shiny.
2. We let a week (okay, maybe two) go by without harvesting our pomegranates, and they just couldn’t wait on the tree any longer.
3. Nature’s rubies.
4. I can’t resist growing this basil in my garden every year. Lettuce Leaf basil is sweet like the Italian variety, with large, crinkly leaves that look like lettuce. Mine grow up to 6 inches long! I love to wrap a basil leaf around some succulent tomatoes, mozzarella, and prosciutto as an afternoon snack.
5. I sowed the seeds for this Early Silver Line melon late in the season, and it’s just starting to form fruit this month. This has always been one of my favorite melons from the Korean market, so I figured it could only taste better from my own garden!