Ok, so I’ve been a teensy bit busy! I’ll try to do a better job of keeping up around here, even if they are just short posts and a few pictures.
The gardens are huge and have really been producing now for 4 weeks. In this time, I’ve canned green beans, pickled (yes, dill pickles!), and made 26 pints of peach jam. I’ve also got a sink of green beans washed and will can those in a bit.
This is part of the garden at O Road. We didn’t have enough space at our house, so we’re gardening at my in-laws, too!
Here, we’ve got red potatoes, black-eyed peas, cream peas, purple hull peas, 5 varieties of squash & zucchini, okra, sweet corn, cantaloupe, watermelon, cushaw/calabaza, dill & basil.
At our house, we have tomatoes (about 20 varieties), peppers (about 10 varieties), green beans (2 varieties), more squash, more zucchini, cucumbers, and English peas. We also had onions, but they’re out of the ground now. I’m sure I took pictures of our garden at P Road, but can’t find them now…
I’ve never taken pictures of Elizabeth on the potty. Never. I’m sure when she’s older she would have preferred that I kept it that way, but this was just too good not to document!
She’s reading Travis’ Biodiesel magazine! Reading all about fuels of the future!
“Leave me alone, Momma, I’m reading.”
Last Sunday, we drove down to Padre Island to meet and visit with Cheyenne’s family. Her uncle’s house is on a canal and has a swimming pool. Elizabeth was in heaven!
She looked so cute and couldn’t get enough of the water! We had many sets of eyes on her, don’t worry!
We had a nice time meeting everyone. And congratulations to Cheyenne who is one weekend away from being completely finished with school! Yay!
I’ve also been trying to keep up with my flower beds. I planted hydrangeas last year and the work to keep them alive has paid off! I have one pink hydrangea blooming this year and it is completely gorgeous!
I also have two blue hydrangeas, but the cold weather in February really set them back. I’m just glad they budded out and are alive! They’ll be ready to give us a show next year!
The biggest project I’ve been working on since January is the launch of my new business, The Garden Fly. Visit the site, tell me what you think!
I grow the vegetables, take orders, and deliver to homes and businesses. If I still have produce to sell once I’ve filled my orders, I take the rest to Farmers Market to sell there. I’ve been to Market twice since it opened and have nearly sold out of what I’ve taken.
So far, the garden season has gotten off to a good start. Now to keep advertising and getting the word out!
I also post recipes on The Garden Fly. Two have already been posted on this blog, but I just put a new one up today: Spiced Calabaza! Different, but good!
We received 1.3” of rain today! Thank goodness! We’ve been able to keep the gardens watered, but our yard was really needing it!
Now, I’m off to can more green beans!