We are harvesting sunflower seeds this week!
Then we cut off their heads (is there a nicer way to say this?) and hang them upside down to fully dry. We left some standing for the birds so they could have a treat too. I'm loving how much more flavorful these homegrown seeds are. So...nutty. I'd like to do something with them, some sort of salt mix, but I have a feeling they'll be eaten before I get around to it.
Gratuitous garden shoe photo. Okay, wait, I do actually have a reason for posting this! I stepped on a bee last week. Holy macaroni that itched. Stung at first yes, but then wow, the itch! More itchy than anything I've ever experienced and remember I lived in Minnesota for ten years where the mosquito is like their honorary state bird. A hundred mosquito bites don't match this itchy, raised golf ball sized welt on the bottom of my foot. Kept me up at night. So we are all getting better about wearing garden shoes in the yard.