Friday, July 30, 2010

udate...finally, short and sweet.

Busy, busy, busy is all I can say about this summer. It's screaming by so incredibly fast I'm scared to blink.
Summer weather finally has arrived and I don't think we've had rain in a month now. I LOVE IT!!!! So does the garden. Chickens are eating and producing. A little too much on both ends but that's okay. Soon we'll be down more with some going in the freezer and some going to Abbot Tryphon and the monks at All-Merciful Savior Monastery on Vashon Island. They'll be well cared for and loved. And they'll be very pleased to know they won't end up as dinner. :)
Here are some pictures of the garden now that it has finally had an opportunity to grow.

We did not have "knee high by the fourth of July" but it is doing well. This year I am trying my hand at growing popcorn! Yes, popcorn. It's called "pink early" and should do well since it requires a shorter growing season. And what fun it will be to pop.

This is Mr. Ferrenbergs hop plant growing nicely along the fence. Those little fuzzy things are the "flower". It's pretty.


Beet leaves are so pretty!


This is a leaf lettuce but I can't think of the name right off hand. But it is SO pretty! And tasty!


We are trying bush beans this year for freezing. And look a bean already!


This is Kelsey's amazing pumpkin plant! Sugar pumpkin for eating. It's is huge and taking over this part of the garden! Beautiful!

2 comments:

Mimi said...

Your garden grows very lovely! Yum!

Marfa said...

How cool that the monastery is going to have some of your chickens...I remember getting coffee from them years ago!
We also have beets, green beans and pumpkins....enough tomatoes for friends at the moment!!! I love gardens.