Oh, this garden. I just can’t keep up with it lately. Kennedy and I took these photos last week and it looks nothing like this now.
It’s suddenly much, much fuller.
This is the time of year when the corn grows taller by the hour,
And you give up on fighting weeds and bugs altogether.
You just run out with little planks of wood everyday and try to cradle the melons and cucumbers and keep them safe until they’re ready.
And take a big metal bowl to fill up with your harvest as fast as you can before the sun gets too hot and your courage for dealing with bees buzzing around your head wears out.
And then you forget once again to rinse off your veggies BEFORE coming inside and scream at the little buggies that come crawling out into your sink.
Yup, it’s exactly that time of year in our garden right now.
Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.