The Great Garlic Harvest, 2011
Last Friday we harvested our garlic. The weather has been so dry that the garlic died back quicker than I thought it would. I looked at it on the previous Saturday, saw that it would be ready in the coming week and so planned on Friday’s harvest. As it turned out, the crop was ready earlier than Friday, but the harvesters were not.
I advised my workers on Thursday that we would be starting early on Friday morning to avoid the heat of the day. I wanted to be out of the field before 10:00 am. We were out there before the sun was shining on the field and indeed we finished by 10:00. My workers did a great job. Unfortunately, I was relegated to a “cush” job because my back has been complaining so much lately. Here are some pictures of the whole process.