Friday, September 10, 2010

late summer garden

The bird house gourd vines have surrounded
the chicken yard,
providing shade for the hens...
and producing lots of gourds.
The sunflowers have reached amazing heights...

The zinnias are providing gorgeous
bouquets for the house...

A late hollyhock blooming against the barn
is making me happy...

Newly dug fingerling potatoes...

to add to the baskets of reds
that were dug some weeks ago...it was a great year for potatoes.
The leeks are ready too, and we made our
first pot of leek and potato soup yesterday.
Peppers, hungarian and jalepeno, have been
dehydrated,
tomatoes have been canned,
string beans were frozen,
and the onions are pulled.
~
This weekend I'm hoping to have time
to read these two books I
found at the library...

and

They both look really good!

Hope you enjoy a great weekend.

11 comments:

  1. I've been lurking in your blog for a while now and wanted to mention that Ashley English also has a blog:
    http://small-measure.blogspot.com/
    Very good stuff!!

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  2. Thank you 'Fresh Eggs Farm'--I will be checking it out ~ Deb

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  3. I loved looking at your end of the summer garden. How fun to grow all of those great vegies. I am sure the potato and leek soup was delicious. I too have hollyhocks that are still beautifully in bloom. Have a great weekend!

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  4. Our tomatoes are just starting; first tomato canning day is on Tuesday...our Zinnias didn't do well at all this year, but our potatoes did! First year ever we've had good potatoes!

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  5. I think you must be the busiest blogger I know. Where do you get all that energy?!

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  6. I enjoyed your late summer garden pictures. The flowers are beautiful, the veggies sound delish, and the gourd really is a neat thing.. is it not?!

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  7. OK...officialy jealous, envious, covetous etc.

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  8. You have a beautiful garden with lots of veggies...congrats!! Ours is not doing to much right now...still really hot and dry in south Alabama...yuk!
    Want to see what you do with the gourds!! =)

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  9. I adore your photos - really full of whimsy and they're beautiful.

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  10. i'd love to hear what you think of the books! your garden looks wonderful. x

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  11. I'm fascinated by those gourds! I've long wanted to grow them, but have always resisted trying. Are they fairly easy to grow? What are their demands? Yours are amazing and beautifully photographed.

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