|This faithful cultivator has seen generations of use and has not been improved upon.
|There is beauty in the vegetable garden.
There's nothing quite like vegetables straight from the garden to the table. It is the luxury of our chosen lifestyle. Very nutritious, of course, but outstanding flavor is also a key reason to expend the energy on this enterprise.
|Squash plants are huge!
|Eagerly awaiting the first red tomato.
Once squash start producing, they are true overachievers (until, suddenly, they stop). I hope everyone has access to at least a few squash this summer. Here are some links to recipe ideas you may wish to try with your squash (click on the title):
Here's what's growing in our zone 6 vegetable garden in 2014:
- Cucumbers, 2 kinds
- Tomatoes, several varieties
- Peppers, hot and sweet, especially Anaheim
- Squash, zucchini, crookneck, pattypan
- Green beans
- Dill (other herbs are closer to the house)
- Sweet Potatoes
- Potatoes, red and Yukon Gold
- Onions, Candy (and not enough!)
|There is an abundant supply of dill this year.
- Lettuce and Spinach
- Strawberries (a few)
|Nothing quite compares to the taste of new potatoes.
|Excitement in the chicken pen--weeds to eat!
|Henny is an excellent mother to the keets.
Henny is raising two keets (baby guineas) which she hatched after brooding for four weeks. Keets are tiny when hatched and can walk right though a chain link fence. We obtained the fertile guinea eggs from a friend. Since we have no rooster Henny was wasting her time setting on her own eggs which she was determined to do.
|This bunny is in big trouble! Not for eating the grass in the lawn, but for eating the green bean plants. You'd better watch out little bunny--Mr. S. is not happy with you!