Harvesting In The Morning

Today is so beautiful outside!  The weather is gorgeous and I got up fairly early to water and harvest some vegetables.   I managed to get 2 Green Bell Peppers, another tomato from the Paul Robeson, one from the Black Beauty, about 7 Early Boys, two hands full of Yellow Pear tomatoes and a salads worth of lettuce!  The early boy whatever tomatoes are just awful so I threw them in today’s Tex-Mex Chili and I plan on enjoying that later this evening! Yummy!   I also tried to pick a head of cabbage but let me tell you, FAIL!  The worms may have won.  It is true.  I am sad but…they won.

Later today Felicia and I are going to The Moxie to watch Food Inc.  I am so excited! I have been wanting to see this film since I first heard about it months ago!

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In Full Swing…

Last night I decided to stay up really late painting.  I now have two paintings to show for my diligent efforts!  It had been so long and it felt so good to get into that groove and just keep painting.

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Also, this morning the Hollyhocks finally greeted us!  So gorgeous and large!  I can’t wait to see how beautiful they are in full bloom!  These babies are huge, I’m 5’6 and they are taller than I am.

hollyhocksThe light pink Hollyhocks!  So pretty!

 

frontflowersThis is the very front corner of the yard.  You can see the light pink rose bush, the small fuchsia rose bush and the light purple hollyhocks! 

 

 

 

I figure I might as well show everyone a shot from the garden this morning too.  A little messy but definitely on the way to being cleaned up!   We have managed to get two out of the 3 large beds planted and this afternoon I am working on the smaller baby cucumber bed.  I can’t wait to make those little pickle babies with my friend Laura.  We’ve have been looking forward to canning since last Novemeber!

messygardenI’ve been painting and trying to trim around the bed but it is just so darn hot outside already! 

 

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The little baby spinach sprouts!

 

toms1The tomatoe plants are really taking off now that we have some super warm days under our belt.

 

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blackberries1This morning I also noticed that all of our raspberries are starting to turn.  I can’t wait to make jam and homemade ice cream with these!

 

grapesLast but not least, the white grapes!  Looks like they are growing by leaps and bounds right now!  I for one am super excited about this summer treat.  I love to freeze white grapes!  I  just pop them in my mouth to my hearts content!  Perfect on a super hot Missouri day.

 

 I hope everyone is having a great day and enjoying the beautiful weather!   I am off on a little bike ride!

 

Lindsey

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