27 June 2007

From the garden...

I've been so busy there just hasn't been time to post. This past weekend I went to a Solstice celebration. It was fun. The place we had it is a bit of a farm and they have sheep, goats, hogs, llamas and guinea fowl. It was pretty cool.

See what I found in the garden on Monday?

Yummy! I had one of the squash and one of the zucchini tonight for supper. Tonight I went out and found four more zucchini ready to pick and two more squash. I also found lots of tomatoes growing, just none ready to pick. My cayenne peppers are growing and I have peppers on them.

Tonight for dinner I had baked chicken in cream of mushroom soup, sauteed zucchini and squash and red beans and rice. It was very good!

Well, the long week starts back up tomorrow. I think I'm going to go to bed early cause I'm really tired.


21 June 2007

They all fall down!

I went out to check on my garden today when I got home and found that one of my zucchini plants has fallen on it's side and it looks very weird. I also found that most of my tomato plants have limbs that have fallen. I can't find anything that would be making them so heavy they would fall like that, but it is very frustrating!

Now I have to find something to stake up the tomato plants with. I don't think there is anything I can do to turn over my zucchini. The fruit on them seems to be growing okay.

Oh well. I'll try to get pictures later and post. I also owe a post on my knitting progress. Hmmmm... lots to do.

I'd best run. I have laundry needing to be switched and dinner to be cooked.

Happy Summer Solstice to you all!


17 June 2007

Green Thumb Sunday

For this episode of GTS, we have vegetable garden progress. First up, baby zucchini.

Second, baby squash. Yum...

Below we have cherry tomatoes. These are on a stem that had broken, but I tied them up and hope that they will survive. :-)

Here is a photo of the mint in my herb bed. I really need to get out there and harvest some. It is starting to try to take over.

And last but not least, is a what is this question. Can any of you wonderful gardeners tell me what this is? I hope it isn't what I think... (poison oak?)

One of the things I've noticed in reading the gardening blogs is that I love flowers. I see all these beautiful photos of wonderful flowers, but I don't have any of my favorites in my garden. So my plan for next year is, MORE FLOWERS!

Okay, I'm off to do laundry and get ready for the work week.


16 June 2007

Saturday Sky...

I took this photo about 10 minutes ago... but now it is getting darker. It looks like a storm is coming. If it does, I'll try for a good picture and post it too.


13 June 2007

Knitting progress and pictures

I have pictures! Yes, that is right. I have pictures of my knitting progress! I've been working on this afghan for a while now, but only seem to get to work on it on knitting class nights. If I can get some sleep and start to feel more rested, maybe I'll be able to get in some knitting time.

So, on to the photos.

I'm still on the first panel of the afghan. It really is a slow knit. Part of the problem is that I have to really concentrate in order to get the pattern right. So, I can't knit and watch TV. Anyway, here is the next photo. It is a closeup.

So, anyway, that is where I am in knitting land. I'm not really sure how to describe the progress in my percent bar, so I'll just guess that I'm about 5% done? Who knows. I think I'm going to have to start another project so that I have something different to do. I'd like to do something small so I'll feel like I finished something. This afghan is going to take a while.

We had rain this afternoon, so no yard play tonight. I did go out and check the garden and the vegetables are growing like crazy. I also realized that I can never go out in my yard without my camera. I saw two cardinals and a robin that I would love to have taken pictures of. Well, I must learn to be prepared. :-)

That is all I really have for tonight.

10 June 2007

Green Thumb Sunday

Wow, is it Sunday again? The weeks sure are flying by. Here are some photos from the garden.

Feverfew blooming...

I can't believe how big the woodruff has gotten... I'll need to start harvesting some soon.

Here is a baby zucchini. And below we have my row of tomatoes. I think all three plants have blooms.

Well, that is just a small tour of my garden. Next Sunday we will check on the eggplant, the onions, and the peppers.