Garlic top beginning to flower.
The wax beans are ready!
One of the better looking cabbages. Most of the others have holes eaten out of the outer leaves. It's those darn cabbage worms. Broccoli and Brussels Sprouts are more forgiving. The worms can eat some of the leaves, but not enough damage is done to harm the harvest. It's hard to keep up with the Bt spraying when we keep getting these short-lived yet intense rain showers every few days or so, washing off the spray.
Some color from the scarlet runner beans.
A black swallowtail butterfly-to-be, munching on dill.
The first cantaloupe! How do I know when it's ready to pick??
Pea plants and pods drying on the fence.
The deck garden is doing very well. This evening I harvested some parsley, peppermint, thyme and rosemary for drying. Tomorrow I'll pick basil, chamomile and sage.
I hung a few apple maggot fly traps on my apple trees. So far I haven't seen any maggot flies, but I suspect we will get some.
I took two of our stray outdoor kittens to the humane society on Tuesday. We still have four wild kittens outside, and I doubt I will be able to catch them. It's probably too late to socialize them anyway. I caught these two a couple of weeks ago and have been working with them as time permits, trying to get them used to (and liking) people. They should get adopted pretty quickly. As you can see, they are verily cute.