Friday, August 30, 2013

The Garden : End of July

//Lots of beautiful lettuce and swiss chard

 //Pickled radishes - look pretty, taste really good...but smell like farts.
   Don't think I'll make them again because, really, even if it tastes good, who wants to eat
   something that smells like fart?

 //The raspberries never last long. I'm lucky to sneak some in some muffins or a smoothie. Most of  
   them go straight from the bushes to our bellies.

 //Black currants from Uncle Simon, and picked by Gracie Jo, Silas and Grandma, make THE BEST
   'bessen sap' ever. We got this amazing contraption and now we're crazy juicing machines!

 //The tomatoes are commmmminnnnng!!!

 //Lovely echinacea in my wild flowerbeds

 //Pete's mom got me a beautiful yellow climbing rose for the arbor...and I haven't killed it yet! :)

 //Canteloupe - Pete's 'favorite' fruit. He will eat it and he will love it!

 //Oh, lovely cukes. So excited for lots of my favorite cucumber salads!

//The front porch is the perfect spot for drying garlic. Thanks, Mom, for the garlic and the 
  recommendation. Living in the house that was previously your in-laws has many, many perks!

July was such a good month in the garden! Lots enjoyed and so much promise ahead...
 "Then God said, “Let the land sprout with vegetation—every sort of seed-bearing plant, and trees that grow seed-bearing fruit. These seeds will then produce the kinds of plants and trees from which they came.” And that is what happened. The land produced vegetation—all sorts of seed-bearing plants, and trees with seed-bearing fruit. Their seeds produced plants and trees of the same kind. And God saw that it was good." (Gen.1:11-12, NLT)

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