I'm so sorry to have been silent as of late. We had a tragedy and I haven't been up to putting pen to paper. With a renewed spirit, I will update you on our latest happenings.
Our garden is growing well. We have had a problem with Magpie's snapping the tender beans, peppers and onions before they are able to really spread their leaves, so there are a few sad looking plants. Our heirloom bush beans are far outperforming the garden variety garden center beans that we planted just to use them up before the seeds were too old. The tomatoes are growing famously and so are a majority of the peppers. I can't wait to can my favorite tomato, pepper, onion mixture this fall!
|Peas happily climbing the trellis|
|Potatoes reaching out from their tower|
One raspberry bed is heavy with fruit, while the other is bushy and healthy but won't put on berries this year. We do have a few strawberry plants but not enough for preservation. They are, however, just right for a handful of warm berries eaten out-of-hand.
|A portion of one of our raspberry beds|
|10 frame hive bodies perched atop 8 frame bodies - not something you see every day!|
|Sir Knight replaced the broken window in my kitchen door!|
|And from the outside|
|My beautiful daughters - friends in the way only sisters could be.|
|The sun room dressed for summer|
|The sought-after outside bedroom|
|The children's cottage|
|I NEVER allow animals on the furniture...|
|But he stole my heart.|
Enjoy these beautiful days of summer. Savor every moment.
Until next time.