These past few weekends have been partially devoted to building Garden Fence 2.0. My little stick fence was fun, but not functional in one important respect--keeping the ducks from destroying the garden. So far this one seems to be keeping the little buggers out of the cucumbers.
Which is a good thing, because I scored the garden bargain of the year at the end of last week--all that could be fit into a box for a dollar. Three dollars replenished the duck-nibbled watermelon and cucs, and bought about thirty tomato plants to boot. I'm interested to see how they go, being a bit late, but even if we only get a handful of tomatoes I'll count it a success.
I also pulled up about a third of our garlic this weekend--27 bulbs so far, hanging in the shed to dry. From the look of the rest, I think it should be ready in a few weeks, but the bulbs I dug up today were falling over already, so they had to come out.