#20 The Garden is CRAZY!! and other news!

I know it’s been a while, but wow, we have been busy—mostly with the garden! Remember how it started? garden

Well, it has been changing! As you might expect, the radishes were first up!

thumbnail_IMG_20160523_095237535_HDR …and were the first fruits of the garden.thumbnail_IMG_20160612_175537222 It has really gotten over grown–even more so than this photo shows!thumbnail_IMG_20160615_122157212

The Armenian cucumbers are delicious. This one I caught in time, but often they hide so well I don’t find them till they are huge!thumbnail_IMG_20160621_105231919

JD with our first beets. We had albino, red, one I call peppermint candy and golden.Windows Live Photo Gallery Wallpaper

Beet salad with blue cheese and chives. Also made beet chips in the oven. They were labor intensive, but yummy!thumbnail_IMG_20160626_191607299 …and rainbow carrots! thumbnail_IMG_20160720_142424065

Here’s a vegi stir fry with yellow squash, Japanese eggplant, sting beans, banana peppers, chives and basal. All from our garden! thumbnail_IMG_20160712_182931847_TOP

The pumpkin blossoms are so gorgeous and there are lots of tiny, baby pumpkins that will be ready in October! thumbnail_IMG_20160715_094005380

The sunflowers are bigger than I have ever grown!! The fence is an eight/nine foot deer fence and the tall one is about 5/6 feet above it! thumbnail_IMG_20160724_094111294_TOP thumbnail_IMG_20160724_094259520_HDRthumbnail_IMG_20160725_152003 The bees love them, too! thumbnail_IMG_20160724_100151

Look at how amazingly intricate this dragonfly’s wings are! thumbnail_IMG_20160723_104152 thumbnail_IMG_20160723_104858  Nature is so beautiful and available here, so precious and so fragile. It cannot be taken for granted for a moment!

Several weeks ago, we got a serious scare! A wild fire broke out across the river from us. It was about 3 miles away, but when they get going, these fires can move quickly! The El Dorado fire folk did a great job, dousing it with water buckets brought by helicopters and fire retardant dropped from tanker planes. It would have been quite exciting if I hadn’t been so scared!! By end of day it was out!  thumbnail_IMG_20160603_125954685

Now, we can relax! I’m in the sky chair. (Those are my boots) and Lynnie’s in the hammock. thumbnail_IMG_20160616_165948196

…and enjoy the magnificent evening sky! thumbnail_IMG_20160709_202519972_HDR thumbnail_IMG_20160525_201530723_HDR

Until next time!

 

 

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  1. Doreen

    I have been looking forward to news from you and here you are! Thank you so much. Your compound is gorgeous and you have done so much in a short time.
    Great to see you.

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