Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Abundance!

I love the harvesting part of this farmin' thing! My basket is full every morning. Those puny little plants I stuck in the ground six to eight weeks ago have grown like crazy!


Here's my little bean patch. The pole bean towers are as high as I can comfortably reach. The pole beans have just started to bloom. The bush beans are giving me more beans than I can eat!

I've made a few pickles, and some jellies. My shelves are bending under the weight.

Here's what's ripe today - or almost ripe. I wish those tomatoes would hurry up!





Chilis, tomatoes, gypsy peppers, blackberries, yes, that's a honey bee in my cleome, eggplant.

My chigger bite count stands at about 1000. Sheesh! I'll put up with those itchy critters so I can enjoy my good bugs. No chemicals here!



The winged creatures in the bee balm are hummingbird moths. I had three moths and one real hummingbird in the bee balm at once! I clicked about 30 (mostly blurry) photos. These two were the only decent shots.

Good thing I've got photos, because I'm too busy to write much!

3 comments:

My name is Ellen. said...

I'm really eager to try my hand at making pickles - I've never canned though. If you have any suggestions or could post your recipe, I would greatly appreciate it. Good pickles are still one of life's greatest culinary pleasures and they're gluten free!!!! As a Celiac, I really appreciate that!

jenntenn said...

My jalapenos are ready, and I have tons. (For us, anyway). Tomatoes. Cannot even see a hint of pink. The timing for salsa making is WAY OFF! But I didn't make my salsa until late August, early September last year.

Gluten free Kay said...

Hi Ellen,

Pickles are so easy! I used to use Mrs. Wages Quick Dill Pickle mix, but there's some ingredient in it that doesn't agree with me these days. Maybe tumeric, don't know. So I'm using a really basic brine and method.

I've been out of town, but I promise to post the recipe soon.

Hi Jenni,

I've had hot peppers for weeks, but have just picked my first handful of ripe cherry tomatoes. No ripe big tomatoes yet. I want to make ketchup. I've been ketchup-free since January. As a result, I've also been french fry-free. That's a long time to go without fries!