While I was away, the garden flourished, despite a heat wave. Our kind neighbor kept the greenhouse watered for me. That was a daunting task, since it was a daily requirement. As you can see by my basket below, I was kept very busy canning and freezing upon our return.
Our lady hawk took advantage of the peace and quiet during our absence to put a dent in the resident chipmunks. I enjoy the chipmunks (Ella not so much), but when two becomes too many I don't mind a check in the population.
We missed our Ella and it is good to be reunited. I think she enjoyed her stay at The Deadwood Dog House. She was a happy puppy when we picked her up, but as you can see below she missed gardening as much as I did.