Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Today's Harvest

Here's my and TH's half of what we harvested today.  (The other half goes to my parents)  The big round Zucchini is called an 8 Ball Zucchini.  And then there's Gentry yellow squash, and Kentucky Wonder Pole Beans. 

We get about this much produce to eat every day!  And there's lots more out there, including turnips, potatoes, onions, lettuce, and carrots.  It's about time to start getting creative with how to put things up for the winter.  If anybody has any ideas, we're taking suggestions!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Patio Beautification Plan

This has been my 1st chance to have a real go at flower growing, and it has been really fun.  Although I swear you could spend your whole life dead heading nasturtiums and petunias!  I really wanted to grow morning glories up our patio wall, and after a very slow start, I think success has been achieved!

This spring we installed a propane tank for a gas stove, which was a little unsightly on the corner of our patio, so I instituted a Propane Tank Beautification Plan, or the PTBP.  I think it looks a little better, although something has been eating my Sweet Peas since this photo was taken.  Dratted nature.

And here's a quick glimpse of the full effect.  *Please also note that we have replaced the screen door (please see previous posts), much to Olivia's disapproval!