Thursday, May 31, 2012
We arrived back in Cinci at the end of last August after a summer of fun out at the homestead only to find that the garlic we had planted the previous fall was waaaay overdue to be harvested. We kind of figured that this was going to be the case but dug right in anyhow. All of the plants yielded up handfuls of individual cloves which were a real stinker to handle. I suspect the bulbs lose their integrity after so long in the ground. We gathered up all that we could and I ended up drying them in the oven. The house stunk to high heaven and even made us feel a little queazy...but that's another story. As you may have guessed, there was absolutely no way we were going to get all those individual garlic cloves out of the ground. The result?