July 4th, 2013
It’s the first year of our garden at Three Graces Farm, and July has come in with a bumper crop of squash, lettuce and tons of green tomatoes. That must have been some awesome compost I used back in the spring, because everything has overgrown the planting boxes. As a solution, we brought in several wooden pallets for the spillover so that the vegetables aren’t lying on the ground as they ripen.
The chickens are running around now as if they own the place.
The hens are Parmesan, Dijon, Marbella and Tori (short for Cacciatori).
Jerry Douglas is the rooster.
The sunflowers are so tall we can’t even see the heads, but I think they’re very close to blooming.
Ever seen a purple bean? This one is climbing on the vine, but turns green when you cook it. Looks like we’ll be having lots of these in a week or so.
Speaking of spaghetti squash, this one is giant, but I read that you aren’t supposed to pick them before they’re yellow. If it gets much bigger, we’re going to have to invite the whole neighborhood over for a faux- pasta feast.
There are always projects waiting.