Monday, October 12, 2015

Now THAT'S a sweet potato!

We didn't get many but considering that many of them are almost this size, I'll take it!  
Add these to the 100+ pounds of winter squash and we'll be all set for our beta carotene requirements for a while!

Saturday, October 10, 2015


So... I think it's time to repot the spider plant.
I'm just glad I was able to get it out without breaking the pot.  I really should be more mindful of the houseplants.  But a bunch of them are getting repotted prior to bringing them in for the winter.
I also dug a little bit of thyme to join the basil and marjoram on the windowsill. Love my fresh herbs!.

Saturday, October 3, 2015


My brother has been trying his hand at making bacon!
Thursday evening he came over with a three pound slab of double smoked applewood bacon.  I sent him off with a couple of crookneck winter squash and a few late season tomatoes.
I definitely think I came out ahead on this trade!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Friday, September 11, 2015

The joys of saving seeds!

Ah, part of the fun in saving seeds is that you never really know what you're gonna get.  
I'm having a not-so-hot year for peppers.  They have been very slow in producing.  So today I finally picked a green bell pepper to use for dinner.  I wanted something to add more pepper but balance out the heat of the jalapeƱo I was using.  I dice up half and toss it into my recipe and pop a strip from the other half into my mouth.  
Imagine my surprise when I discovered that this pepper had some HEAT!  Still sweet like a bell but with a lovely slow burn.  I'm guessing that it crossed with one of the many, many hot peppers we grow every year.
I think our enchiladas will be a little more spicy than intended.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Heirloom Amana Orange Tomato

This is, hands down, my favorite tomato.

Amana Orange-  weighing in at 2 lb 2 oz of deliciousness!

Saturday, July 18, 2015

More flowers!

The pollinator garden is in full bloom!  So glad I planted this next to the garden when we moved in.  There are so many bees and butterflies!