Saturday, June 13, 2009

We are back at our "Almost an Acre" farm :o)


This Morning Cecil greeted me with the first Harvest of the Green Beans :o), they are beautifully thin..we are going to have part of them with some white potatoes cooked in the same pot with some Country Ham seasoning! that's a good mix..and I made a small piece of Corn beef, for dinner the rest I put into the freezer...it's wonderful getting food straight from the land with no middle man :o)...We are good little farmers on our "Almost an Acre" :o) and we know what it's like to lose a crop :o( especially our beloved greens...no worry, we definitely will plant more.

At least the Cactus thrived without our attention...I should have taken a picture the other day when it had more blooms...Cecil has to get the long shears out of the shed when he goes down the hill again..I'm not about to pull the weeds out of the cactus without it...last time I fought the stickers for about a week :o( Cactus is like a pretty woman, pretty but dangerous.

We got home in time to watch the growth of my Heirloom tomatoes...We had to jump into watering the garden and fast!! the Sun had cooked the greens until they were not salvageable...Cecil is going to dig them up...and make room for the Broccoli Rabe that I ordered and got before we went away ...So all is not lost...we both love the Broccoli Rabe and it's as expensive as all get out in the store...nothing like having them in your home garden...
My Basil and Stevia need harvesting...I've got to get to them soon..They did pretty nice in a small pot...maybe next year I can have a row in the (promised expanded garden) for them.....

5 comments:

Eggs In My Pocket / Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Oh Ginny, fried green tomatoes sound really good with those green beans and potatoes right now!! So glad you are back and hope you had a fun time! blessings,Kathleen

Daisy said...

Those beans sure look good, Ginny. Makes me miss having them from the garden when I was a kid. Sorry to hear about your greens but I guess it will work out to plant the broccoli rabe instead and to plant some more greens too.

The Gingerbread House said...

Hi y'all, It's good to be home again..and you know I will plant more greens..Cecil is a little slow because of the pain..but he will get to it before he lets me :o)...I added some fresh corn on the Cob to the pot...can't lose weight that way :o)...Ginny

ladydi said...

Mmmm...do you neighbors smell your good cooking and ask if they are in time for dinner?? Nothing beats fresh produce straight from the garden. My grandpa used to tell my grandma to put the water on to boil, he was going out to pick corn.

The Gingerbread House said...

ladydi, those were the good ole days..There are a lot of women that don't know how to cook,don't want to learn and get married anyway!!!The husbands do the cooking...I either got here too late or too early :o( Ginny