This has been the busiest season… I step out my front door and every day there is something to do. Prune, plant, transplant, pick, harvest… dry, tincture, infuse… the list is never ending and it continues to bring me such a sense of joy, pleasure and peace. Mother Nature does most of the work, I just steward in conjunction with her. I wish everyone could experience the beauty, grace and magic of gardening. It’s so simple – every one should do it! Here are some latest images from the gardens…
blooming lavender, ducks enjoy their new pool, a gourd growing in with the tomatoes, growing tomatoes and basil together, happy green beans, sister sunflowers, huge banana peppers, our basil in the front garden are nearly the size of small trees! (shhh… soon to be pesto and canned in tomato sauce) … happy gardening!
Here’s a game– name the vegetable that matches the flower! Okay, the Rose of Sharon and Sunflower don’t count. There’s cantaloupe, potato, hot pepper, squash, tomato and mustard flowers. Did you get them? :)
The wheel turns and today we mark both the longest day (Northern Hemisphere) and the shortest day (Southern Hemisphere).
“Summertime is always the best of what might be.” — Charles Bowden
“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” — John Steinbeck
What a wonderful time of year! We are so busy these days… every single day. Something new to explore and learn, cook and preserve. Pictured below: Dandelion vinegar, drying our maiden harvest of oregano (our bed will provide 2 more harvests this season), the mulberries are so plentiful this year (and we are very grateful!), drying thyme and mullein. More updates in a week or so…