8.8 and boe farm is looking very much the summer-to-fall garden lately.
- our current harvest basket looks like a cornucopia, ushering in autumn; every harvest is better with flowers, don’t you think?
- the mexican oregano is thriving in boe, after moving from foe; the garlic chives is sprinting for fall;
- this new chrysanthemum family addition is an insect repellent; we keep meaning to make a soap out of the dried leaves;
- as usual, we have more lovage than an entire village needs, but are happy this fat caterpillar has found a comfy hammock;
- the rattlesnake beans are having a rave;
- the huacatay and the lemon verbena are both flowering, sending out tiny, delicate blossoms;
- pierre is siring offsprings at a steady pace;
- our first japanese cucumber, grown in san francisco! look optickitty!
- and the italian broccolis are poking up their heads.
the feeling i get when i’m in the garden is incomparable. the scent of the tomato and zucchini leaves, the lemon verbena when i rub against them, the fresh greenness of the favas. i feel so alive and grateful.