Once the summer days have peaked and the evenings come a little earlier. You wander out to the garden, and there's a little of this ready to pick and a little more of that that is spilling into it's neighbor. It's time to harvest all the seeds you have planted.
And I must tell you, nobody ever told me that cucumbers and zucchinis when just picked, well they stain your shirt.
Your t-shirt that you used to hold them in as you picked.
Then of course there's the juggling act while you try to pluck the red, ripe tomatoes or perhaps that one last artichoke before they turn into a thistle-like flower.
And what to do with the tiny little grape tomatoes that seem to explode on the plants by the day, filling your hands to overflowing.
Or how quickly your lab, who follows you throughout the garden will pluck the strawberries right out of your bowl as you collect them.
So, today I'm adding a little something made by yours truly...
A harvest apron, with a large pocket for holding garden tools or veggies fresh, from the garden. And a little lace, a piece of a vintage hankie, because even in the garden, it's fun to be a little girly.
Ready for a new week,
Chris at Red Gate Farm
PS - Don't forget to check out Days 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 of the giveaway. And here are rules that I posted on day 1 - Monday, January 24th.
Starting today, and each day until the drawing, I will be adding something NEW to the GIVEAWAY, so each day you get an additional opportunity to enter... by leaving a comment. The final addition will be one week from today, Monday January 31st. This means you have up to 8 times to enter! The winner will be announced on Tuesday, February 1st.
And of course, my followers, well they get an automatic "extra" entry.... for a potential of nine entries.