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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Lots of things!


I didn't realize I had accumulated so many pictures but here goes!  This bird was in the peach tree one day and sat there all day even when I came near.



The next day there were two sitting there even when I came near and the next day they were both gone!  What kind were they?  Thanks!



I made up chive blossom vinegar from my garden.  I love the pretty pink color.



They will be gifts so I added my chive blossom vinegar dressing on a recipe card.



I made up a raspberry pie for hubby.  We will sure miss our raspberry patch when we move.  I will also miss my asparagus!



The sky was this gorgeous pink.  I am not a photographer but couldn't resist clicking this picture.  God must know that I love pink!



I am picking a few strawberries from my new strawberry bed.  So far I am not real pleased with them.



My carrots will not be very big by the time we move probably so I have been pulling a few and cutting them up for Coco.  She gets green beans with her breakfast dog food and cut up carrots with her evening dog food.  What a spoiled dog!



Time to pick raspberries from our patch!  It has been so hot and muggy I have been neglecting them.



The pot of scarlet runner beans on the deck is doing well growing up the pergola now that I have figured out how to keep Coco from eating them.  Thank you for visiting once again!


22 comments:

Sue said...

Sorry to hear you are not very happy with your strawberries. They certainly LOOK delicious!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Sue, The first few strawberries were of a nice size but seedy on the ends. The second few have been better. I enjoy eating them one at a time with a few chocolate chips! LOL Nancy

Margaret said...

My look at all those raspberries...so jealous! I was out with the sprinkler today giving my canes a good soaking. Hopefully we start getting some rain as I really don't want to have to drag that hose around for the rest of the summer! And those are some lucky people, getting a gorgeous bottle of chive blossom vinegar with such a lovely recipe card too!

Alex said...

The vinegar will make a lovely gift, so pretty. I'd like to try it!
I know what you mean about pink skies...they're irresistible :)
Have you found a house to move to now, Nancy? If so, it must be quite exciting, even though you will have to leave your asparagus to somebody else!!
X

Connie said...

Hi Nancy, your garden is doing so well, I do hope that the new owners appreciate all the hard work you have put into your place. I'm sure that you are getting very excited about the move, but that you will miss your lovely home. It is easy to see all the love that you and your hubby have poured into it. If I lived closer I would be begging him for a piece of his pie . . . it looks amazing :)
Here's the answers to the questions you ask: I am a huge saver of plastic shopping bags and when we moved I used them to pack my dishes. No newsprint :) My camera is waterproof and I have a floater attached to it, so I hope that I don't loose it. As for the kayak it is very stable and only feels tipsy when getting in and out. Mostly out, but at my age I have trouble getting out of my easy chair after sitting in it for a couple of hours, LOL.

Granny Marigold said...

That bird looks like a fledgling but what kind? No idea.
The raspberry pie makes my mouth water. I had fresh blueberry tarts yesterday. My SIL make them and served them with whipped cream. Yum.
Do you find that Hummingbirds come to your scarlet runner bean blossoms?

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Margaret, Thanks! I like making the chive blossom vinegar. I hope you don't have to water your raspberries too often. I have not been watering mine and I see they are smaller. Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Alex, The chive blossom vinegar is easy to make and I hope you try it! Our house will take 4-6 months to build so we are renting a one bedroom small apartment. That will be a challenge but we will make it! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Connie, Thanks! Also thanks for the answers to my questions I ask on your blog. You are so helpful. I don't have a lot of plastic bags from the store because I use them to clean up Coco's doggie do but my neighbor was kind enough to give me a bag full. It will take 4-6 months for our house to be built and we will be staying in a one bedroom small apartment! It will remind me of our beginning days of marriage! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Granny Marigold, Your guess of a fledging as to the kind of bird was the only info I received so far so thank you. Those blueberry tarts sound wonderful! I am sure my husband would be just as happy with them as raspberry pie! So far I have not seen a hummingbird on my Scarlet Runner Beans. I have a hummingbird feeder and have only seen a hummingbird there a few times. I was hoping for more! Nancy

Audrey said...

Hi Nancy .... glad you are getting some good stuff from your garden. The pie looks so delicious. Good luck with your move. Have you sold the house yet? Oh my, downsizing is such a big step and I know one day we will have to do the same thing. I sure do not look forward to that.
Blessing,
Audrey Z.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Audrey, Thanks! House is sold as long as everything goes through. We have to live in an apartment for 4-6 months until ours is built where they do all the outside work except for a small courtyard. I think I can handle that! Nancy

Gloriade said...

Hi Nancy, I am impressed by your chive vinegar, such a pretty color and I bet it's delicious. All your berries look yummy, especially the raspberries. They are definitely my favorite followed by boysenberries. There are raspberry bushes you can plant in a pot so maybe you will be able to have a few berries in your new courtyard. I am sorry that you have to move twice but hope it will all go well.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Gloriade, Thank you! I didn't know there were special raspberries you can plant in pots so will have to look into that. I did start two of mine here in pails but don't know if they will make it through the winter or not. Nancy

Weekend-Windup said...

I love to have berries. They taste good. I was happy to see a plate full of berries. Love thee color of the wine which you made from your garden. Pie has come out good.

Stephanie said...

Mmm... your raspberry pie looks delicious! I made a raspberry pie for the first time a couple of months ago and it was a delightful treat :)

Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Weekend-Windup, We will sure miss our wonderful raspberry bushes when we move! have enjoyed them so much. Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Stephanie, Yes, we really love our raspberry pies and will miss them when we no longer have this nice raspberry patch! Thank you for visiting! Nancy

Blessings! said...

The raspberries look amazing! I don't like the heat of summer either, but ours has been unseasonably cool this year. It's been lovely, but I've just about missed picking blueberries. I am excited to take the children out tomorrow to pick some and maybe some peaches too. Anyways, your pictures are lovely and I am glad you get to enjoy some of your labors this year before you move. And I thought Cocoa was a goat (I had one with that name some time back now) and was giggling a little when I read it was with her "dog food". Silly me. *smile* Have a great day remembering to pray always. Sincerely, Mommy of two growing blessings & so much more!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Blessings, Thanks! That is funny about you thinking Coco was a goat! Hope you got lots of blueberries and peaches picked! Enjoy! Nancy

Blessings! said...

Hello. We did get a lot picked on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. We are making progress, but we really like our blueberries all year so we have a lot yet to get and with apple season sneaking in on us; it's a lot of work...right now, but a lot of enjoyment later on in the year. Have a great Monday. Sincerely, Mommy of two growing blessings & so much more!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Blessings! Good for you! I did pick beans, cukes and one zuke today. This is moving week so busy, busy, busy! Nancy