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Back to the Garden

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.

garden bean flour in the corn

I discovered that not all of my beans died and they have even begun to flower.

garden clem bennet heirloom sweet corn

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.

garden blue pop corn

I even spotted a couple ears beginning to bulge and  show silks!

garden corn silks

I love how the cucumber flowers have mini cucumbers sneaking up behind them on the stem.

garden cucumber flour

But even better than that is a cucumber ready for one of my Thinglets to pick for tonight’s salad!

garden cucumber

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.

garden eggplant flour

garden eggplant flour 2

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!

garden jalapeno

 Below my re purposed crib rails protect the lettuce from the hot sun and provide a trellis for the cucumbers to climb.

garden lettuce patch

September 2, 2009 at 9:00 am 11 comments

Garden Scavenger Hunt

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?

mint

 quiz1

2. The first picture below is a sweet pepper and the second is a volunteer in the pepper row, can you identify it?

pepper

 

quiz2

3. I have ten red onion plants with another stray plant in that row too, can you tell what the second picture is?

onion

quiz3

4.  In this picture you might see leaves of another plant happily growing in the shade of my cucumber.

cucumber

5. Here in the cilantro is a happy imposter that I promptly pulled out after taking this picture.

cilantro

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.

corn

8. Here is one more plant I intercropped at the other end of the corn field can you name it?

corn2

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 🙂

July 10, 2009 at 2:09 pm 5 comments

Come Away With Me

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!ridea

We need a strong fast mount. 

Meet the horse my friends dubbed “Mountain Mare”…ride

Up, up, up the mountain we go.

This is the view part of the way up the mountain.

ride1

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!

ride3

Now where is that big rocky knob?

ride5.5

Come on dogs!

ride4

I think we’re getting close

ride5

There it is!ride6

Too bad horses can’t climb rocks, we won’t be standing up there today.

ride7

That’s okay, the view from here is awesome!

ride9

 Ready for the long ride down?ride14

The sun is getting high and I’m getting hungry!ride15

Thanks for riding with Mountian Mare and I

were glad you came along!

 

 

 

June 4, 2009 at 9:59 am 16 comments


Us and Our Thinglets

MATT - Food Creativity Consultant, Joyful Partner in Crime JESSIE - Photographer, Amateur Food Critic, Blog Author CAPTAIN OBVIOUS - formerly Thing 1 Thing 1 SCARFUNKLE - formerly Thing 2 IMG_3466 LOUD KIDDINGTON - formerly THE BUBBA 3 PEE WEE MINI ME BORN March 8, 2011

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Sourdough Update

Many of you have been checking back for results on my sourdough creation. At the moment it is still a science experiment, but a happy, bubbly experiment. Never fear, recipes will be here! I did make a beautiful, moist and delicious loaf of sourdough using yeast and a myriad of other ingredients but I'm still trying to create something more user friendly. Wouldn't it be awesome to have a starter on the counter that you could add 4 things to and have a loaf of bread by dinner? Mmmm! Attempt #1 - rose well but resulted in a dense chewy blob Attempt #2 - rose ok but was thin and lifeless then fell and another dense (not so chewy) blob Attempt #3 - to the dogs! Attempt #4 - A sourdough pancake success see post under what's for breakfast gluten-free goof? Ongoing - I've tried several more times and am going to try a completely different approach on the bread starting this week. (Mar 18). My sourdough is still happy on my counter and it makes great pancakes but it's a lot of work just for pancakes. Keep checking! April Update: She is still kickin and I'm still workin on a yeast free, gluten free sourdough loaf! May Update: My sourdough "pet" has been dried and retired until next baking season. I've traded her in for a hotter model, the BBQ! :)
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