Saturday, September 3, 2016

GEEZZZ End of the WEEK - where did it go??????????????

What a Beautiful, Beautiful day. I am really counting my blessings to be blessed to enjoy a morning like this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

As I scurry around doing my morning chores I treasure this little rose, my last gift from my DH . When it manages to bloom In The Dark Shade like it is doing now - I always feel like he is speaking to me to tell me he still loves me! Makes my morning.

On my way to the garden I pass by these two dear friends . Two different begonias that were gifted to me by one of the neatest ladies in the county. I believe she knew she would be passing soon and that was about 10 years ago. I try to tend them carefully so she knows how much I value them and her sweet friendship. I will wrangle them into the house soon and there is one window they will struggle  to survive in until Spring will bless us with her grace once again. I do not take my gifts or my friends lightly. Here's to you , Mrs. Redpath!

This is the first year I have ever had the privilege of growing Malabar Spinach. This plant LOVES the heat of summer and is a vining plant. Sorry it is a little on the "thin" side, but I steal leaves off of her every morning for my green smoothie for my eyes.

See she really does have lovely leaves at the bottom where I have not snitched them .

I thought I had already planted my Winter Garden until I found these cabbage plants at the garden center way back in the mountains from me. I went to check for the Chinese cabbage and just could not leave without a mixture. I had already planted the long row of kale, but I buddied these guys up on each side of the yet to come up kale. There are also several different kinds of cabbage nestled in there. Hoping some can become chicken food as I just discovered how much they enjoy hanging cabbage balls. We will see where it leads. I don't normally dust but the bugs are soooooooooo terrible right now I am hoping by dusting at planting and the weather turning cooler that maybe I can shoo them off ?????  I have seen them eat my cabbages down to the nubbin and I am hoping to prevent this.

I have Never been able to grow a carrot before ! But it had to be God looking out for me because I have carrots this year!

This is my second year of having a raised bed and I do believe that is why I have carrots. I have them in the dehydrator right now. I thought about freezing them but every year we lose our electricity many times so if I can pull this off I will be able to have them for soups. Just trying to have some food . I have not used any chemicals in the garden up to this point so I know where they came from and how they were grown. I used homegrown compost and the soil is actually lovely in that little bed.

I planted a little seed back called  White Egg Turnip that says it will mature in 50 days. I know I will be cutting it close to freezing but we will see? I will keep my fingers crossed. ~smile~

1 comment:

  1. I am fascinated by the dehydrated carrots. If you can, take a picture after they are dehydrated~ I'd love to see them~ Sounds good for soup~
    I am also excited to see if you get those turnips! I LOVE LOVE LOVE turnips!!! Hugs`