Lots going on right now but here's a teaser:
We went over to D's house (of 'Bramble' fame) and she had a jar of fermented pickles on the counter. We talked about it, she gave me the recipe and instructions....so now I also have fermented pickles on the counter!
Also, take a look at this mother:
Yup, garlic harvest has begun....at least 3 weeks early! So far, I've dug two varieties that are fairly early varieties anyway (chinese pink and shantung purple), and are very pleased with the size, etc.