Tuesday, August 5, 2008
I'll have to thank my Dad for the power tools he bought me for Christmas. He looked at me kind of strange when I asked for power tools. But they made this project much easier. See girls can use power tools!!!!
Thursday, July 31, 2008
My son accidentally dragged the water hose over the plants yesterday and I realized that some of the berries were ripe. The berries closest to the ground ripen before the outer ones and they hide under the leaves. They are smaller than a blueberry and deep purple in color when ripe. They do take awhile to pick as they are so small. I picked about 1/2 lb in 20 minutes. When eaten fresh they have a slight citrus flavor. Ok, but not outstanding. I checked online to see what could be done with them and found they could be cooked just like blueberries. So I made these beautiful muffins from a recipe I found on Yahoo.
They were amazing. The flavor was just like perfect sweet blueberries. I don't know if anyone could tell the difference if I had a taste test with a blueberry muffin. These are just amazing plants and it's definitely something I will grow again next year.
Monday, June 30, 2008
This is not the best pictures as it is still raining. But I wanted to show how big everything is getting. We are still eaiting alot of kale and lettuce. But we had a few green beans the other day and there are tomatoes on my tomato plants. The zucchini and yellow squash are huge and I think the corn grew a foot this week alone. There is green everywhere.
I sat in a group of women all related to me. Cousins and aunts that had spent countless years together. We talked about our lives growing up and our lives now. Many of my cousins have children of their own and there was a range of daughters from 19 to 6. The youngest ones were dressed in their pretty little summer dresses and they helped carry gifts that were as big as they were. My godmother was there. I hadn't seen her in years, but her daughter is one of the bridesmaids and it was amazing to see her all grown up, willowy and beautiful. It was a time for women and girls and a time for memories and laughter.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Monday, June 2, 2008
I don't know what happened to it. It was my biggest and most beautiful cabbage plant. It had the same amount of water as the other cabbage plants. It doesn't appear that the slugs ate it. It just drooped and died within a few days. Things like this has taught me the importance of planting many different varieties of vegetables. Some days, for no apparent reason, seeds don't sprout or plants just die. It's just how life in a garden goes.