We've had a bumper crop of cherries this year! If I'm sitting I'm pitting! We have a 4 in 1 cherry tree that self pollinates. Jim made a natural bee-hive home to attract native bees and I think it has worked! The cherries are Bing, Ranier and 2 others that I can't remember. Supposedly they… Continue reading It’s Cherry Season Again!
The tomatoes are starting to ripen and daily I have been picking 3-4 off of the plants. The yellow ones first, then the red. Now I've got quite a bit and need to make something quick! Fresh Garden Tomato Salsa!A perfect salsa to eat on it's own, with chips or top a hot dog! Recipe:… Continue reading Tomatoes Tomatoes Tomatoes!
Hey Everyone! On our way home from Michigan over the weekend we stopped off at a farm looking for cherries. We bought a couple of pounds of tart cherries but what we were so thrilled about were the cucumbers! I know, only us right? Jim loves pickles, especially if they are spicy or hot. I… Continue reading Sure, We’ll Take a Half Bushel! – Pickling Till I’m Blue!!!
Oh Glorious Lavender! It is time! If you grow Lavender you'll know what I mean when I say "It's Time!" Lavender has a short window of opportunity to get it harvested, usually within a week... The flowers bloom... ...usually it takes a few days before all of them bloom... ...and then they… Continue reading Time to Harvest Lavender!
Good Morning!!! Wake up! Rise and Shine! Since this being Saturday I'm able to spend a little more time in the morning wee hours put-zing around the yard and garden. The weather is starting to get Fall-ish but not quite. We are still about 75 degrees in the morning which is really nice! But the… Continue reading Sunrise and Sunflowers
Oh! Do I have news for you! Friends, we have waited 3 years for our peach tree to finally produce a substantial harvest! I say substantial, it is something like 50 peaches, so the tree is still young! But ooooooh! These peaches are just delightful! It was touch and go there for the first two… Continue reading Mmmmm, Peaches!!!!