Friday, August 19, 2011
I bottled another batch of green beans this afternoon. This makes 23 pints of green beans out of our little backyard garden. That doesn't even count the ones I've given away, or the ones we've eaten. I do believe they are finally starting to slow down. [whew!!]
At least, we THOUGHT they were slowing!! Here's some more... they just keep coming!!
This was a new one for us this year--cabbage. We don't often grow this, but they are looking nice. Cole slaw, anyone?
Here's a wee little (volunteer) watermelon. It MAY grow big enough to actually ripen. Maybe. Our growing season really isn't long enough here unless you take special measures, and we didn't. It came up kind of late, too, for a volunteer. But it IS kind of cute. It's about the size of a softball.
These pumpkins are some that we planted on purpose, not knowing just exactly WHAT kind of squash was volunteering all over the garden. As it turns out, they are ALL pumpkins. Pumpkin pie, anyone?
This (above) is what I saw one morning when I looked out my bedroom window. Our neighbor's cats. Cat 1 and Cat 2. I really don't think they have names! Collectively, they are "The Grays". One is the brother, one is the sister of a litter and they are Russian Grays. Nice kitties. We enjoy them as neighbors. We have all the benefits of enjoying a cat to pet and for grandkids to play with (and the kitties DO come over to play!), but we don't have to take care of them. It's a good deal all around in my opinion
Pumpkins! They are getting bigger and more orange. I think Mike said he counted about 20. Yikes. That's a LOT of pumpkin pie. ha. There are three in this picture.