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Monday, October 22, 2012

Lettuce, Apples, Carrots, Chives & Birthday


I am still picking greens and hope to pick them for quite awhile yet.  This was picked last Monday.  I picked other days also but didn't think you would want to see picture after picture of lettuce!  Love my salads tho!


My two little blueberry bushes have never done well so we moved them to a new spot for next year.  We added Dr. Earth Organic Acid Lovers Premium Soil and I am putting Root Stimulation on them.  Hoping for a better crop next year.


I am still dehydrating apples and will be for quite awhile yet!  I know I will be glad to have them this winter so keep trying to remember that as I keep peeling apples.



My new experiment this year was canning three pints of dilly carrots to see if I would like them.  Have not opened a jar yet.  Do any of you bloggers can dilly carrots and do you like them?


I thought the sun shining on one of my asparagus plants was so pretty!  Had to have a picture of it!


I am drying more chives.  Since I potted up some to bring in for the winter I don't have that many left out there.  Thinking I will need to expand another patch next year since I am now drying them and I want to make chive vinegar again.


Today is our youngest granddaugher, Cali's third birthday and also our son Scott's birthday!  Happy birthday to them both!  We celebrated Cali's last night.  This is Gracie and Cali sharing the wonder of the candles lit!  Oh, to have that excitement again for my next birthday which will have more candles on the cake!


Cali's expression must be one of "I did it! I blew the candles out!"  Gracie is clapping for her.  The cake was yellow with chocolate frosting.  Yummy.  I wonder if I will be able to blow all of my candles out!


16 comments:

Sue said...

3 years old-what a fun age that is. My grandson is 3 now and what a character. Happy Birthday to the birthday girl!! And boy!!

Shawn Ann said...

I know the feeling of repetitiveness! I hope your blueberries do well. I am hoping mine will do better too! Hope you like your dilly carrots. Never tried them! My son's 3rd birthday is Friday. They grow so fast!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Sue, Yep! Little ones are a lot of fun! Wish I would have had more energy this summer to do more with them! Thanks for the birthday wishes! Hope you'll visit again! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Shawn Ann, Happy birthday to your 3 year old son on Friday! We have been bemoaning the fact that they are growing up too fast! Will have to let you know if I like the dilly carrots! Hope you will come again! Nancy

Jenny said...

Very nice harvest! those greens are just lovely.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Thank you Jenny! Oh, to be getting all the veggies we were this summer!! Dream on! Thanks for visiting! Nancy

Cheryl said...

Happy birthday to your granddaughter and your son. What great expressions on their faces.

Dried apples are so good. I didn't get any done this year and I will miss them.

Have a wonderful day.

~Cheryl

nutmeg gardener said...

Nancy, your salad greens look so good and aren't you lucky to have apples to dry! A dehydrater is on my wish list. Happy Birthday to your granddaughter and son! We have a lot of October birthdays in our family too...must be a good month!

emilysincerely said...

What a fun birthday cake! Your dried apples will be great this winter - keep telling yourself that. I made dilly beans this summer for the first time. I have yet to crack open a jar to see if we like them. I think carrots would be good that way too. Hope you like them.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Thanks Cheryl for the birthday wishes for them! I hated to pay the price for apples this year but sure do like dried apples to cut up in my granola or snack on! Sorry you didn't get any done! Thanks for visiting! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi nutmeg gardener, Thanks for the birthday wishes. You will have to get a dehydrater for sure. I really enjoy the dried apples and want to try drying some carrot slices this year too. The apples we had to buy and they were expensive this year but I know they will be worth it this winter. Thanks for visiting! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi emilysincerely, I hope I do like the dilly carrots too as I don't have a pressure canner and this would be another way to preserve them besides freezing. Thanks for visiting! Nancy

Kathryn D. Duke said...

your dillie carrots sound interest??? happy birthday Calie!!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Kathryn, Hoping I do like the dilly carrots! Haven't tried them yet. Will have to let you know! Thanks for visiting! Nancy

Dewdrop Gardens said...

We had 5 blueberry bushes...till the chickens decided they liked digging around them, as well as eating the berries right off them. Needless to say, they died. Would love to have more but will plant them in an area they can't get to!
I've never tried dilly carrots, but I bet they're delicious. We do pickled asparagus every year and they are wonderful.
Debbie :)

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Dewdrop Gardens! I would like to buy one more blueberry bush so hope these start to do well now! No chickens here so that is not the problem! lol Thanks for visiting! Nancy