Friday, October 31, 2008

It's the Great Garlic, Charlie Brown

Halloween seems as good a day as any to plant garlic, wouldn't you say?

This morning Millie and I were up early and out at the garden, digging and measuring and patting plump cloves of Czech and Russian garlic into the cool soil. If I counted right and all of it makes, I should have 35 bulbs of garlic to put up next summer. That's alot of garlic bread. That's alot of Chump Chicken.

Since it's completely organic, too, I might rush some of it to the farmer's market when the time comes. It's so rewarding to pass along locally grown, organic produce. We'll see.

In the meantime, I suppose it's time to hang up my tools for winter. I'm off to Home Depot today to get some tool-cleaning oil and some straw. Then it's back home for - what else? - a skillet of Chump Chicken with Roasted Fall Vegetables and henrybella's Chocolate Fudge Bread Pudding for dessert. (There may also be a screening of It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown in there somewhere, too.)

Wishing you a weekend that's cozy... and not one bit creepy. -Brin


Liz said...

Happy Halloween!
Liz & Mabel

Tomato Lady said...

Hey, I've got one of those disembodied rake heads around somewhere--why didn't I think of that?
P.S.: I planted 35 cloves of garlic about 3 weeks ago--so far 21 of them have sprouted (yes I am a sprout-counting nerd.)

betty r said...

Brin..I use my 'handle less' rake for the same thing..hanging up my garden tools!
Hope all your planted garlic sprouts!

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

There you go girl, gardening is good therapy! I'm so looking forward to spring to start planning and planting at this new place, I have 2 acres to play with and garlic will be in there! Please stop teasing us with that chocolate bread pudding, either share the recipe or get that cookbook out soon! Enjoy your Halloween!

elenka said...

Happy Halloween to you, too!
Hmmm, I never clean my garden tools. Didn't know I was supposed to!!

Carolyn (Harbor Hon) said...

Happy and safe Halloween, dear girl. Are you having any treats for Millie? xxoo

Madison Richards said...

Personally, I'm interested in the recipe for "Chump Chicken" -- is that an original??


Rebecca said...

I can't think of anything better to plant on Halloween than garlic. After all, you know what they say about garlic, and vampires and the like...