Sunday, August 3, 2014

August Already?

Is it really August? The summer is passing so quickly, and I wish time would slow down.... just a bit!
I haven't shared as much on the garden as I should have this summer. It has done well, however a couple things will change next year. We moved the garden this year, which you might remember from this post. It seems to be a good location, so we will continue in this spot. However..... It will be smaller next year! We made the garden much to big, and we just could not keep up with it! To tell you how big it is, I have started mowing between some of the sections with our big lawn mower, just to keep the weeds down! 

We lost our potatoes. Not sure what happened to them, but they challenge us every year. We will try again next year, and if we fail again, that is our final attempt!

But, in abundance this year have been radishes, cilantro, peas, green beans, Swiss chard, carrots, lettuce ( sooo. much lettuce), red and green cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli.  The tomatoes and sweet corn are just starting. Brussel sprouts look to be coming along nicely. Squash, zucchini, pumpkins and gourds are just "eh" right now. No squash bugs like last year, but something is still not right. To many weeds maybe?

Oh, look... I forgot to mention we have beets, curly kale, and flat leaf kale also!

Our dog, is a wonderful dog, protector of our farm, and so good at what he does. But, he is clumsy and not very graceful.  I almost tipped over with laughter in the garden, watching this dog we love so, gently, and ever so daintily pull pea pods off the vine and nibble on them.... one after another. No worries though... Only a couple days later he knocked the vine supports over, pulling most of the plants from the ground.

Since it is to hot to work the garden today, and we needed a little time away, we went into "town". We found the cutest little ice cream store today, on the recommendation of my brother-in-law. Definitely a place we will visit again. Hopefully soon!


  1. Love your photos today.
    Yes, the garden is a lot of work. I know it. :-) But the rewards are worth it in the end, even if some of our stuff grows amongst the weeds. :-)

    Our dog likes fresh veggies too. But she has not picked them off herself. LOL :-)
    I hope you can get photos of your dog doing that, that is so funny.

    Stay cool!! Another warm week ahead.

  2. pesky dogs...if only they weren't so loyal and adorable. :)

  3. Gorgeous photos. I'm hoping to get my act together and get a garden put in next year.

  4. What a lovely garden - and plentiful! Love the pics my friend!

  5. Ps your word verification thing is on - so I have to type in a code before I can comment. Just a FYI