It’s been busy here. We’ve been hot here. Everything is growing with wild abandon.
For the first time since we planted day lilies we have some flowers! Usually the deer munch them down to the ground each spring and they struggle to get back up to just some greenery. I love their color!
The fall flats are starting to fill out and will be ready for planting in another week or two.
The blueberries are not near ripe yet, which is good, since there’s a lot to be done elsewhere but they hold the promise of a very robust harvest.
When we first bought this property there were no elderberries to be seen. After a meditative conversation with the local birds, I found a few straggly young elder bushes here and there. Today we have numerous elders and these are some of my favorite berries…even if they are a might difficult to process they are well worth it. No taste compares to elderberry.
Kale kale kale kale…there is never enough kale for me.
Black currants running now. We inherited these from the previous owner and could not be more thrilled. The only drawback is that I’ve not found a way to use them that does not require a substantial amount of sweetener. Anyone out there have a good black currant jam recipe that is low/no sugar AND not artificially sweetened?
This tangled mess of nonsense is actually a nice sized patch of Jerusalem Artichokes. Like the day lilies, they usually get munched to bits by the cloven hoofed locusts around here. Maybe there are fewer deer about?
Beets will be ready to pull every other one this coming week for baby beets. Then we’ll let the others size up a bit more.
For me, broccoli is right up there with kale. I could eat broccoli every single day!
This is our biggest garden on the property. It certainly puts out a lot of food, but it is also a lot of work. Would I change that? No way!
This is another gift from the feathered ones… The black raspberry takes up about 15 square feet and produces an enormous amount of very sweet fruit. Many friends have requested (and received) starts from this bush. They are about ready to make and when they are on, it’s just a pickin’ frenzy.
Other good things happening here and there, but that’s all for today. Thanks for stopping in. What’s in season at your place?