September already!!! Guess what I need to get out there doing? Yep, raspberry picking! They are not as throney as most berries, but I still wear long sleeves because they lightly scratch you. After a hour, your skin is pretty annoyed and raw. The trick is to lift the branch of berries away from the rest and then pick, avoiding contact with the thorns of the other canes. The prize of ripe red raspberries is worth the sacrifice!
Monday, September 1, 2014
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Chicory is certainly a pretty weed.
Saturday, August 30, 2014
It was cool and cloudy this morning, so reminiscent of autumn. Though the clouds broke up in the afternoon, a steady breeze and the low temperature felt so great. Looking forward to a few days of cooler temperatures. If we can't have rain to relieve the dryness, at least cooler temperatures will help. Back from a break to giant zucchinis,
Monday, August 25, 2014
Saturday, August 23, 2014
When I went out to turn off waters this evening, I was met by 9 turkeys, 7 teenagers and two moms. Then 5 deer bounded away. In the olden days when we were a full fledged farm, seeing this abundance of wildlife would have horrified me. They all can devastate a garden.
Friday, August 22, 2014
Thursday, August 21, 2014
The new chickens are settling in well. I do think the older girls are shunning them, but then they are young and fresh. They made it to the roost OK, but I could use a better set-up for them, tomorrow night. Fruit trees are going crazy. This white peach is loaded. I should have thinned them, but I have such a hard time picking who goes and who stays...