Our life living off the land in our log cabin, breathing fresh mountain air, and getting back to basics.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Garden Progress

Tomorrow I am taking a long road trip to our river house, so I am sharing my last direct and in person observations of our garden progress, with you, the best f/f/r/s/f's, (though I am certain I will be looking at this post while I am gone to get the touch and feel of my mountain space...).  Mountain Man will still be here, nurturing and maintaining things, and giving me daily reports, but it just won't be the same.

I am excited about this trip because I will be spending some of the time with my daughters and grandson Liam, whose birthday is coming up, and will be visiting with many friends whom I have not seen for at least 3 or 4 months.  Other than that, many chores await me, and I am not so excited about that (I will have to envision myself working in the garden with each task I take on, that should help me feel a little better).  I should look at this is like a vacation, and I know once I am there, I will be happy.  But right now I feel sad about leaving here...

Anyway, the garden:)

A Cherokee Purple flower
The start of Black Russian's,

and the start of Cherry's...I love all the delicate hairs!

This is the start of a wildflower I planted, not sure what it is because I threw a mixture of seeds when I planted them.  It's beginning to bloom:I sure hope it is still blooming when I return!
 I love how the petals are folded into themselves and are just beginning to open!

Our first snow pea!  Picked it today and ate it right off the vine!  Sweeeeeet:)

Sunflower bud beginning, I love the intricately detailed beginnings of what is going to be...

Our zucchini is doing beautifully...
...we have zucchini, picked this late today to bring along with me...

...and I sure love to see the bees pollinating:)

And our three sisters are doing quite well, the corn is almost as tall as I am,
 ...and the winter squash are bursting with flower buds...

We have been picking our bush beans, and had enough to eat this evening, they were sweet and crispy!

The peppers are starting to look like pepper plants and the purple, white and sweet potatoes all continue to do well.

I'll be happy when I get back to see the growth that occurred while I was gone, as Mountain Man will be in charge:)

Thanks for reading my blog, you are the best f/f/r/s/f's, see you tomorrow,


Susie Swanson said...

Oh I love your garden, it's made so much progress.. Hope you enjoy your trip with your daughters..It's always nice to have a little break..Hugs, Susie

Lise said...

Thanks Susie, I love my garden too, lol! It really has come along:)