Monday, June 10, 2013
Mulched strawberries while waiting for DH to check cattle.
With his help set two cattle panels for the tomatoes....have 3 leftover that I will stake somehow. I don't want to wastes a 15 foot panel for them.
I hoed out most of east side of garden and harvested very nice broccoli. This was the first year ever in my gardening life that I had zero little green worms from the cabbage butterfly. In fact, I have only seen one of them and it was in the front yard!
I thinned the onions some and will probably have to chop and freeze them.
I chopped some low-hanging branches from the trees on the west side of the house and then,
we actually sat down in the shade and enjoyed our morning coffee break outside.
It is now too hot to do anything so I am in for the day.
I am making Spanish rice and new broccoli for lunch.....may go out and pick enough strawberries for dessert (or not)
June 11, 2012
This was my morning to milk. Willow is down quite a bit but she is getting along in her lactation so that is part of fit.
After milking, I tilled the garden, both sides. I also replanted the very spotty corn patch. I used a different variety, Bodacious. I always select varieties that don't have to be isolated so I am hoping this will work.
I tied up a few tomatoes that were large enough. I also picked the strawberries again. I won't get many more pickings from them and they will be smaller berries. I got another gallon container full. I also did my last harvest of the two different rhubarb plants. I know I am pushing the size on the red one but it is my Sis's fault! She has been talking all week about making a strawberry rhubarb pie.............I finally gave in and harvest the makings:
|From June Blog 2013|
I wasn't far from this since I keep Nathan's Never Fail pie crust in the freezer and it thaws very quickly.
and the finished pie,
She makes hers using tapioca and strawberry jello and cooks filling on stove top first. I used my Joy of Cooking cookbook method which is just fruit tossed with sugar and cornstarch and baked from scratch.
I should have used more sugar! But I love it.....DH, not so much. He isn't a fan of rhubarb.
The first Asiatic hybrid lily opened.....I think (stress think) this is a Brunello I rescued from the driveway border.
and more poppies,
I was happy to see honey bees working the poppies this morning. I think I just don't pay close enough attention to see them all the time.
I checked out the garden too, this is the strawberry row finally mulched,
Yes,Virginia, that is more cats(kittens) and these two aren't all,