This time of year it is difficult to scope out much time for the computer so my blog has been sorely neglected. I promised to make a post just to let everyone know I am still around and some of what we’ve been up to. I do invite anyone on Facebook to follow my link and invite me to be your friend. It’s so easy to keep up with everyone through that media.
Allen and I have spent most of our “free” time working outside on our garden. It’s beautiful and we are so thankful for it. We’re in the process of digging potatoes so we can replant the plot they are in. In order to maintain control over each prepared area we will try to keep something growing in them year round. Some plantings will be for the specific purpose of turning them under to nourish the soil. We try to stay away from anything chemical and adding compost, rabbit manure and an occasional planting to add minerals that are depleted seems like the best plan. We’ll see how that works. In theory it is a winner.
Here are some shots of “all things growing”.
Our main vegetable garden…the walmart bags around the perimeter are to keep critters out…so far it has worked perfectly. It’s a serious cheap fix if it continues to keep them out.
Our beautiful corn…it is tasseling already…dh planted field peas in the same rows so they could climb the corn. I hope it’s not a picking nightmare, but he says they did it that way when he was growing up.
Side note: For the first time this year I’ve been cooking radish greens. They are delicious.
We’ve got an ample supply of bamboo on our property, and it makes great bean stakes….tomato “cages”. The beans are already making their way to the top and blooming beautifully.
Soon we’ll have ripe tomatoes. Many of our plants have green tomatoes and all of them are full of blooms. Last night I told a friend I’d have no choice but to shoot her if she touched my tomatoes before the first ripe one is picked. She want some fried green tomatoes…but it is totally taboo to start picking green ones first.
More of the same…love, love, love those tomatoes.
Blueberries…so yum. Those little babies are sky high in the stores. I’m feeling really thankful we have these.
There’s much more to share, but thunder is rumbling a little closer with each passing moment. The sky is ominous…there is no better fitting word. I will be back…hopefully soon to share more. In the next couple days I’d like to post an apron review…and a book review. I hope you stay tuned for both.
Again, I invite all my bloggy friends to invite me to be their friend on Facebook. It is so easy-peasy to stay in touch.
Until next time…