Saturday, August 27, 2011

Butternut Squash

Our first (ever) bushel of Butternut Squash! I hope we never quit being amazed of growing our own food.

We love growing things!

Flea Market Finds

Yesterday's flea market finds... Brian's present, the "PUMPKINS FOR SALE" sign, little duck planter, an Autumn folk art painting, an old metal watering can and a small wooden window. Can you tell I'm ready for Autumn?!?!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Sunday Morning Harvest

Brian and I picked all this on Sunday morning... yummmmm......

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Secrets of Happiness

"Moderation. Small helpings. Sample a little bit of everything. These are the secrets of happiness and good health."
- Julia Child

Monday, August 15, 2011

Farm Hunting - Back on Track

Brian and I are back on track on finding a real farm for us and the "kids."

Just in Time for Tea

I got kicked out of my own chair by four little chickens!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Life on a very small farm

A bunch has been going on this summer. We've got good news and sad news. The sad first, Blanche passed away on July 29th and we will miss her very much. Second, we also lost Brian's giant pumpkin plant. The one thing I don't think I'll get use to, loss.

On the good side, in the garden, we may have lost the giant pumpkin but gained a whole garden of veggies! Brian planted about a month and a half ago... corn, tomatoes, more peppers, eggplant, radishes, bean, peas, squash, spinach, orka and a Cinderella pumpkin plant. Here are the "kids" enjoy their time in the garden. Brian uses them as a organic way of getting rid of insects... it works!

We've already got corn growing...

The girls (Dorothy and Rose) love hiding inbetween the corn rows...

Here are the beans and peas...

Our first Cinderella pumpkin...

and here is our new poser of the family... Nigel...

The kid wants to be in every picture. Can you see him in the back? He's following me!

Here's Nigel again, the other fussy butt is his brother's, Duckie, who's camera shy.

You can't help but want to squeeze those little roosters.