Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
It's exciting to see fall peas coming up. Never planted at this season before.
It will be interesting to see if we actually get any peas from these! And here are the baby carrots we planted in a large tote. Again - I'll let you know if they grow to maturity at this season.
For this I plant tuberous begonias. They hide on my back porch off the bedroom, but what a splurge of opulent color every time I pass their way! They bless me.
Okay, two plants, both new to me, that the deer have not marauded. Yet. This one is a perennial salvia, color Red. The blue salvias are apparently quite a different flavor, since they are all now only sticks with tiny clusters of leaves at their bases, struggling to survive. The red, however, look quite promising! Even attractive.
And this is a Russian Sage, down the hill in the total deer zone (all deer, all the time). I was so excited to see this, blooming all over its lovely light purple stalks! Several of the tips were grazed but it must have a pretty nasty aftertaste or it would be a stub.
I thought it best not to post the many MANY plant carcasses around the house. Maybe we'll get more fencing up before next season. Hey, it's all a learning curve, right?
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
The farm stand yields big bags of apples to peel and cook down, spiced apple butter for yummy toast toppings all winter. Can't wait to start peeling. Sugar pumpkins snuggle next to "hunny" and new jars for canning.
Above, the clouds balloon dark grey and spit big spatters of rain, then unload and drench the dry ground. Soon, though, the sun and blue sky take back over and shine the brighter for the washed clean air.
Michael has a football game tonight. It's been a kick to get back into the high school sports scene - the stands packed with enthusiastic small town people, the kids working so hard out there.