Although we are still far from being self sufficient, our garden and chickens are providing us with plenty of supplement! The purple hull peas are just starting to turn a deep purple. The only problems I have had with them is some grey aphids and a few caterpillars with red heads that curl up in a cut portion of the leaf. I just find them and smush them.
The okra is really producing. Sometimes they grow so rapidly they are too hard to actually eat. Those I save and dry. Dried okra pods are beautiful in arrangements, or just filling a fall basket or bowl. As a bonus you can harvest the seeds to plant when they have finished their aesthetic duties.
I picked a lone green pepper and eggplant. The Cheyenne peppers are still producing profusely. The jalapenos have slowed a little.
The herbs are doing so well now. It must be the mild weather we are having. Whatever it is, the basil and oregano love it. I like to dry both and store to use when fresh isn't available.
We have plenty of eggs! Between my family and Byron's co-worker we have more demand than we can supply. Our six little chicks are doing just fine.