Geez, I thought I planted those pumpkin seeds at the right time. I think this is the only one we’ll get this year. At least it’s cute. My annual gardening objective is to grow a pumpkin for Halloween. Just one, I’m not greedy. We normally don’t even get one so there’s that. It’s in a dark corner of our spare refrigerator… hope it lasts!
29 Jul 2014 Leave a comment
Our peppers are loving it in the greenhouse, maybe because it’s so hot in there this time of year? I think we’re going to get a bumper crop. We only grow super hot ones and make a pepper flake blend that will blow your socks off. It makes the best pimento cheese!
23 Jul 2014 Leave a comment
19 Jul 2014 1 Comment
Lizzie is four months old now and totally in love with Jack. When he goes into the pasture she covers him with so many puppy kisses he comes out all slobbery. He’s faster than her (for now) so could run away if he wanted. He must secretly like the attention.
17 Jul 2014 Leave a comment
We’re harvesting tomatoes from our outdoor raised beds now (yum!) and have a few plants going gangbusters in the greenhouse. Hot peppers, too. When the outdoor plants are spent, we’ll have the indoor ones to look forward to. The only downside to greenhouse gardening is no matter how much it rains you still have to water every day.
15 Jul 2014 Leave a comment
We were over in our trailer, aka our pottery studio this morning when a little fox wandered into the back yard. We’ve seen it in the woods hanging with our sheep and also in our pasture. Thankfully, I had my iPod in my pocket and it didn’t notice me sneaking out onto the back deck to grab some photos before it wandered off. It looked to be about the size of a cat and was very pretty. I’ve now got photos of a coyote, raccoon, possum and fox on our property. Maybe a wolf is next… or a werewolf. :-D
12 Jul 2014 2 Comments
We finally finished harvesting the rest of our potatoes this morning. Seriously, so many! While digging, Brian came across an ‘oddly shaped rock’ in our potato bed. An obsidian egg! Either the faeries left it for us or it was in the commercial compost that we buy by the ton. They collect cafeteria waste from many places including public schools. I prefer to think it’s a present from the faeries.