Monday, July 20, 2009

we might be getting some tomatoes after all

this is the third time this year that our table had been covered. we have 42 quarts canned up so far and tabitha will probably put-up another twenty eight today. we use tomatoes very frequently and can easily use one hundred and fifty quarts.

tabitha has also pickled an incredible fifty five pints of cucumbers.

this is zucchini relish.

the kittens are bonafide. they are already excellent hunters.

kassi's sunflowers that she grew from seed.

we harvested a top super from the bees. the honey is spectacular-spectacular. toly loves it and won't touch the stuff that we buy.

these amish paste tomatoes are really pumping out the fruit.

this is our second planting of cucumbers. they are already getting the wilt.

the root cellar is settling nicely. the cover of mint is really taken.

the chickens love their coop. i need to build more nest boxes soon. we have two broody hens right now and have no blood line control yet so they just sit there most of the day in vain.

these plants are doing ok. there is lots of waste from these. we won't be growing omar lebanese again.

the okra is doing fabulously.

the cow is looking pretty good too.

the garden is a complete jungle.

we are never growing melons again. we just lost our last plant the other day.

these rows seemed so wide when we first planted them. now you can barely walk between.

our peppers are putting on tons of fruit too. we'll be pickling lots of them too.

baby blue birds.

i am disappointed with this variety of pole bean. it'll probably be back to rattlesnake pole bean again next year.

beautiful foliage though.

anyone seen japanese beetles eating marigold flowers?

barring the catastrophic, we'll be getting a bunch of butternut squash.

we also made a bunch of soap. this is our best batch ever.
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