Yippee! I am starting to get a little more produce from the garden. Lettuce and radishes for one day!
We had a bad storm pass through. I have two blackberry bushes planted behind our house and the wind took them down. I am happy to say we propped them back up and most of the branches will be okay! I guess you are suppose to trellis the blackberry bushes but I never do anything right so mine were just shaped into bushes. They are loaded with blossoms and fruit though!
Another day I picked Sugar Daddy Peas, Lettuce and one Mustard. I think the Sugar Daddy Peas are done now but I froze quite a few for this winter.
It is cooler today but we have had some hot, humid weather! It looks like Coco is trying to tell me, "Whew! It is so hot working outdoors!"
More radishes, lettuce and a pak choi. I forgot about these radishes planted among something else so was happy to find them!
More Shelling Peas, a couple green onions and I found two more strawberries!
Oh, no!!! Where will I put all this in my freezer!! We bit the bullet and bought a quarter of beef. Happy to say it did fit in the freezer! We have never done this before.
And more lettuce!! Love my salads!
And more shelling peas! This was the last of them. I pulled them out for the compost pile and got some of that area weeded. It was b-a-d!!!!!!
Melissa redid this wreath for my front door! Isn't it pretty and cheery! I have to have a thin one as it will get squashed by the screen/storm door so this one works well.
I have been drying things for the winter. This is dried Oregano, Lovage, Raspberry leaves and Lemon Balm.
This is my bed of cabbage. It is doing well so far. Keeping my fingers crossed!!!
I pulled one out yesterday and three little carrots to make cole slaw! I figured with 12 heads of cabbage I may as well start using them!!
I have two elderberry bushes and I cut some yesterday to dry. I wasn't sure at what stage I am suppose to harvest them so hope this was the right time! One of the bloggers, emilysincerely, makes an elderberry tea using dried elderberry flowers and dried peppermint to drink during the winter to help her stay healthy. Since I had bronchitis a couple times last winter I think I will try that this year only using my spearmint with the elderberry blossoms!
I have been cutting small bunches of lavender and hanging it up to dry. I wasn't sure how large of bunch would dry okay so mine are pretty small bunches. Plus the fact I don't have much patience to cut a lot at a time!!
My last picture to show you is of a teapot that I really love. On the side it says "He Fills My Life with Good Things" from Psalm 103:5. It only holds two cups so I don't use it very often.
I was looking for a picture to put on the front of one of my gardening notebooks. I found one of Indian Paintbrush in front of Lone Peak, Big Sky, Montana. It also had a saying on it that I liked by G.K. Chesterton.
"One sees great things from the valley; only small things from the peak"