Posts tagged ‘photo tour’
We haven’t been in the garden lately. I’ve been blessed with rain and extra hands but I’ve missed visiting on a daily, sometimes twice daily basis.
Here is what has been going on while I was away.
I discovered that not all of my beans died and they have even begun to flower.
I have two different varieties of corn that are doing well. The one above is an heirloom sweet corn called Clem Bennet. Below is a Blue Pop Popcorn Variety.
I even spotted a couple ears beginning to bulge and show silks!
I love how the cucumber flowers have mini cucumbers sneaking up behind them on the stem.
But even better than that is a cucumber ready for one of my Thinglets to pick for tonight’s salad!
Eggplant flowers are amazingly pretty and I have two varieties to pick from. I can’t wait to make Barbequey Ratatouille with my garden fresh eggplant.
This jalapeno was so well disguised beneith the dark similiarly shaped leaves I didn’t even spot it until it was near seven inches long!
Below my re purposed crib rails protect the lettuce from the hot sun and provide a trellis for the cucumbers to climb.
In my garden this week I found a few volunteers so I though it would be fun to show you and see if you can identify the impostors.
Maybe this isn’t a scavenger hunt. I don’t know what to call it but the object is to look at my garden pictures and find which thing does not belong.
One of these things is not like the other.
1. Here is my mint patch, can you find the impostor and identify it?
2. The first picture below is a sweet pepper and the second is a volunteer in the pepper row, can you identify it?
3. I have ten red onion plants with another stray plant in that row too, can you tell what the second picture is?
4. In this picture you might see leaves of another plant happily growing in the shade of my cucumber.
5. Here in the cilantro is a happy imposter that I promptly pulled out after taking this picture.
6. Below is the corn field and a plant that I purposely put between rows to save room, can you identify it?
7.You may see yet another inter-cropper in this picture.
8. Here is one more plant I intercropped at the other end of the corn field can you name it?
Happy hunting! I will mail seeds to anyone who can correctly identify all of these plants by Monday 7/13/09. If you get all eight correct I will email you to get your address. Have fun 🙂
I though you might enjoy a horseback ride today so come away with me to the Idaho mountains… I hope you enjoy the tour.
Now who will I take?
Look for the “knob” on the mountain between the big guy’s hocks (back knees), that’s our destination today!
We need a strong fast mount.
Meet the horse my friends dubbed “Mountain Mare”…
Up, up, up the mountain we go.
This is the view part of the way up the mountain.
Here we are just before we “lost” our riding partners who were not interested in “boonie-bashing” as we call it. Hiking up deer trails without hesitation is how my mare got her nickname!
Now where is that big rocky knob?
Come on dogs!
I think we’re getting close
There it is!
Too bad horses can’t climb rocks, we won’t be standing up there today.
That’s okay, the view from here is awesome!
Ready for the long ride down?
The sun is getting high and I’m getting hungry!
Thanks for riding with Mountian Mare and I
were glad you came along!