July Work List
If June, after school is out, is the Friday afternoon of summer, full of anticipation, quick trips, and big plans, July is the Saturday, the time when the vacation feels endless, there is no pressure to finish anything, and the world is free of stress and commitments. Like June, July is about maintaining existing patterns, not creating new ones.
· Last mow and trim of the summer
· Early Harvest of garlic and peas
· Beets and plums are ready—pickle them for winter
· Distribute surplus plums
· Pick Blueberries for freezing and drying
· Bake blueberry pies
· Make gooseberry and red currant preserves
· Contemplate the growth of the pole beans
· Find new zucchini recipes
· Harvest honey
· Integrate the chicken flock
· Take long hikes to mountain lakes
· Drink iced tea at Clear Lake
· Water all of the gardens
· Summer pruning of the suckering fruit trees
Roll out half a batch of bread dough, arrange on the pizza pan, and allow to rest for half an hour.
Spread one jar of roasted tomatoes, sliced zucchini, shredded fresh basil, new garlic, and some walla walla onions over the base. Cover with mozzarella cheese and bake.