Friday, June 22, 2007


Here is the view from my bedroom window, there are usually birds stealing the grapes I don't have wrapped in paper out there.

So I decided to pick some to make some grape juice, which tastes great but looked a little sludgy.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

It's too hot and the chickens want in!

It's been 110-115 degrees the last week and the chickens are not excited about it. I give them frozen water bottles to lay on, but this is a frequent sight at my back door.

My dad and an Armenian Cucumber I grew I found out that these things can grow to a little over 3 feet! I'm letting a couple go, we'll see.....

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Tomatoes anyone?

I'm making most of these into tomato paste for pasta sauce, I pureed the tomatoes and they're dehydrating in a bug-proof glass dish in the sun. Hopefully I won't get botulism.

Roxy says hello (Moxie is hiding out behind her)

The chickens trying to be on myspace

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Yellow Lily

I've been picking a lot of peppers, Besser tomatoes and purple calabash, the russian blacks still aren't all the way ripe. The melons and cucumbers seem like they'll start being ready to pick in about 3 weeks. The first grapes should be ready a little before that.
Last year at my wedding we had these yellow lillies planted, I just cut them off in the planters and forgot about them, and sure enough they came back threefold.
One of many lillies