Friday, May 11, 2012

Around The House and Gardens

Yesterday after packing my little nerds off to school....(It was Nerd day!) ...
...they make perfect little nerds....

....I put a deer roast in the solar oven...with sage, rosemary, red pepper, garlic and onions...all from the garden...This was the yummiest deer roast I think I've ever cooked....
Garden update....told you it's grown quite a bit...
....tomatoes dripping...I've harvested a lot already....a few weighed 13 ozs...almost a pound!  This is a picof some of the smaller ones...

cukes, gypsy tomatoes, and Lima's!   Gettin' big!  The Lima bean vines are dripping with clusters of Lima bean pods...
My Italian red flint corn....
Sunflower Row!
Siamese Basil...this basil has a sort of licorice taste...nice but very different than sweet basil...
...a huge happy sun flower face!
Sky and Sunflower...lovely...
Poona Keerah...Indian Cuke
Banana Melon...big melons that taste like cantaloupe!  Yums!  I guess I'll be tying these big babies up on the trellis....
More happy faces.
A little of a recent harvest....The green beans are producing prolifically...so are the squash and cukes.  I'm convinced the earlier you get the seeds in the ground the better.   The pests haven't been that much of a problem yet.  Caterpillars on the tomatoes...pick 'em and squish 'em...yep barehanded.
Artichokes!
Figs!
Persimmons!
My attempt at a Hugel Kulture bed.  Not very accurate yet, but I'm working on it.  I'll tell you more later.
My banana tree is growing!
...and making babies!  OH yes this is a good sign.
Some tomatoes ripening up.  I pick them as soon as they show a light blush of color and let them ripen inside the house.  Just put them on the counter.  They don't need to be in the sun.  I do this to keep them from any lurking pests.
Pie Punkin'!  It already has orange starting to show!
Peaches!  I picked 20 lbs!  None made it into jam.  We gobbled them fresh with juice dripping down the elbows.  It that doesn't make you want to plant a couple of peach trees nothing will!

3 comments:

Kenna said...

OMG!! They look JUST like you when they dress up like nerds!!

Moni-Q said...

You are so funny, McKenna. I completely agree. I had to go to school with Plainoldkristi looking just like that every day! It's amazing how she has held her style all these years. :-D Just kidding my lovely sister!

Jennifer said...

MY, What cute nerds you have!!! Oh my goodness, I am excited for you with all those amazing crops. My yellow melons are blooming & I am ecstatic.