Typically, planting and mulching the garlic would be an October task. We did plant the garlic several weeks ago, but it wasn't until today that the straw blanket went on top.
Earlier in the week, the high temperature record for our area was broken by six degrees! The cows have been eating hay outside -- kind of like a picnic -- on the warmest days. The first day, they discovered an open gate and had a grand time visiting the steers across from the hayfield and bellowing the news to all the neighbors.