We know it's fall by looking at the calendar, but here in southeastern Virginia it can go either way temperature-wise. Sometimes the heat of summer continues well into October, while other years it's like Mother Nature flipped a switch and we are dragging out our heavy sweaters and turning on the heat just after Labor Day.
I had been wanting to try growing my own garlic for some time. Not only do I cook regularly with fresh garlic and we eat a lot of it ourselves, I also supplement our chickens' diet with fresh minced garlic as well as add whole cloves to their water. So we go through quite a bit of garlic.
Sometimes a picture does speak a thousand words, especially when it's a farm photo. Here are my best 10,000 words from the past week to kick off a new weekly post entitled "A Farm Photo Speaks a Thousand Words".
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