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Today was a day for puttering in the garden.  Time to start bringing in some of the harvest.

I pulled the garlic, and strung it up in the wood shed to dry.  Just over 60 bulbs, enough to replant this fall and still have lots to cook with.

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I picked a batch of mint and put it in the herb dryer.  Can’t have too much mint tea in the winter.

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This year I planted sweat peas in the garden, and they have done quite well.

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This bouquet is for you, Sister Mary.  I just wish there was a way to send the scent over the internet.

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While I was working in the garden I heard the Sandhill Cranes.  There they were, down in the field for the first time this summer.

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I also picked the black currants today.

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I washed them and put them in jars with some of the leaves.  Filled the jars with vodka, and set it away in a cool, dark place until December.

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Creme de Cassis (blackcurrant liqueur).  This is all that is left of the batch from last year.  It’s a good thing there will be a new batch soon.

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So delicious. A perfect end to a day celebrating the garden’s bounty, and no better place to enjoy it than on my deck.

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I hope you had a wonderful August day too!

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