The garlic harvest needed disciplining, so I taught myself to make garlic braids. Thankyou YouTube.
Apparently, according to one random blogger, you are not really a homesteader until you have made a garlic braid. Its actually a pretty simple process compared to the basket weaving and lei making I learned in Hawaii.
Around half the garlic I planted has been harvested. Most of, around 6 lbs, it is in these three braids.
In early winter last year I invested in 1 pound of heritage Inchelium Red soft neck seed garlic, from Filaree Garlic Farm in Omak, WA. seem a pretty good return on investment at this point and half the planting is still in the ground.
Tomorrow I barter one of these braids for 10 lbs of apricots to dehydrate. An alternative barter economy is alive and well, in the underground channels of Coyote Town.