Monday, September 4, 2017

Harvest Time

What a beautiful late summer day this is!

As all of you who raise and grow your own food know, it is very satisfying to look at a day's harvest. We have been picking beans, broccoli, lettuce, and cucumbers for a few weeks.  And there is more out in the garden, but this is all I had time to deal with today.

Only one lonely tomato.  There are quite a few tomatoes out there, but they are not ripening very fast this summer.  The nights have been cooler, so that could have something to do with it.

We love knowing where our produce comes from and that it hasn't been covered with pesticides or altered in any way.   The same goes for pork and chicken which we raise ourselves, and fresh eggs from our neighbor's free range chickens.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Rain and More Rain!

It wasn't more than a week ago that I commented to Mr. M that we really could use some rain.  We had planted a few things in the vegetable garden and the soil was so dry.
Well, did we get rain!!  As of today, we have had 6 3/4 inches of rain since Monday night.  The soil is plenty wet now!

These are pictures of our pumpkin patch a couple of days ago.  Thankfully, we had not planted the pumpkin seeds yet.  This is a low area of our garden, and usually does not get flooded like this---about once every 6 or 8 years, it is under water for a few days.

We are hoping to be able to get out and do some planting in the rest of the garden now that rain is no longer in the forecast.  It will be nice to see the sun again after so many days without it!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017


This time of year is so exciting because I get to hang laundry outside again.  Love the fresh smell of the clothes after they have been hanging outside in the sunshine and wind!

And the grass is going to be ready for the first mowing of the year this week.

I love Spring!!

Saturday, April 15, 2017



So happy winter is over.  These are the first flowers of the year, arriving at Easter time.

A pretty daffodil.

This one is a lungwort from my sister.  The first couple of years, I didn't think it would survive.  Now it has beautiful little flowers every Spring.

And finally, this delicate blue flower.  I have no idea what it is and do not remember planting it.  It showed up a couple of years ago, and I am so glad it did.

Hope you are enjoying this lovely time of year.