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The best day, ever.

Every now & again
There is the best day, ever.

I volunteer as a Land Steward for the local Land Trust
And this best day ever began on a walk with the owner of one of the properties I help monitor

Just into the walk, some amazing life was discovered

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Please say hello to Chlorociboria aeruginascens
(Aka The Green Elfcup)
I had never seen this beauty before.

After walking the boundary of their property, I headed over to the garden

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And the bucket was full quickly with various generosities from the plant world which I was now ushering to the compost pile in preparation of the beds for the coming Winter

Thank you Tomatoes!
Thank you Tomatillos!
Thank you Coreopsis & Calendula & Basil!
Thank you Serranos!
Thank you Sunflowers!

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There was a bit of an overflow, due to the gorgeous day

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It was wise to take advantage of the perfect weather & the owners’ willingness to till one of the beds for the Fall planting of garlic.

So out came the rest of the beets, and carrots
And, with a bit of sadness, two marigold plants

*sniff*

As I dug carrots, the sheep began to gather nearby

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I love eating local carrots, especially ones that I’ve grown
But offering the carrot tops to the
sheep is honestly the best part

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O I love dem sheepies

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She’s my favorite
So friendly
Look at that face!

A bit of weeding & raking,
and in about two weeks, I’ll put the garlic to bed again, till next July

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Before leaving, I gathered up the cured Winter squash from the greenhouse
(I think I left it in there a bit too long…
O well)
Brought home some garlic for cooking, and a few Fennel fronds that were drying & peppers gifted by the owners from the hoop house

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It felt so good to be outside for the entire day

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The abundance of this time of year always takes me by surprise.
Such abundance
So much gratitude

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