Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Poor kid, who'd have a birthday in December?
The garden is still growing well, probably the best time of year, before summer really heats up.
Violet in front of our newest garden beds
Yarrow 'Coronation Gold' is always a winner
Golden delicious apples getting bigger
Another favourite, the curry plant
The grapes are growing very quickly
Monday, December 15, 2014
Andrew in his beesuit.
Sunday, December 7, 2014
Grapes developing nicely
Boysenberries growing on our old gate that we removed from the front yard- we've started to pick these
Golden delicious apples
This year's garlic harvest waiting to be cleaned up
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Willamette variety, and one or two from the Sandford variety. The Diggers Gold will fruit a bit later. I'm liking the Willamette's, they don't have spikes on the stems, which makes it much easier to pull them out when they stray from their designated garden bed. Very tasty too. I think my old canes were from the heritage variety, but I had a series of mishaps with boggy soil and lost them all. So I started with these new ones last year, this year we have fruit. I hope to put some of these Summer treats on the Christmas table.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Potatoes have taken off after a soak of rain early last week
Garlic will be ready soon as well
Nice little crop of carrots
Apricots looking happy. Our fruit trees have been establishing themselves for the last few years, we should start to see some harvests from now on.
And a new member of the family, Violet the mini lop rabbit, an early birthday present for Liv
Thursday, October 2, 2014
My chioggia beetroots are ready for picking, we've been enjoying them roasted. Much nicer than pickled in vinegar beetroots!
Garlic is looking good
The more seeds these calendula drop, the more we'll have in the garden
Crimson flowering broad beans
Sage starting to flower
Our new beds are filling up, next job is to make gravel paths between them, and out to the wood oven
Dwarf pear tree blossoming
Avocado tree full of blossom and new growth, can't wait until it produces!