Kia hora te manno
Kia whakapapa paumamu te moana
Kia tere te Karohirohi

May the calm be widespread
May the sea glisten like the greenstone
And may the glimmer of summer dance across your pathways

Monday, July 11, 2011

Harvest Monday, and a little This 'n' that

Actually the harvest was on Sunday. I spent all day outside working in the vegetable and flower gardens. I must say, my poor old body, is finally getting used to all the bending, tugging, digging and pushing the wheelbarrow, as I don't hurt as much this morning.

The 10 lbs of peas have been shelled, frozen, bagged and are in the freezer, the 4 lbs of strawberries will be done today. There is Swiss chard, kale and lettuce for our rabbit (she gets the bug chewed, and not so nice greens) and some for us, with plenty more to harvest in the weeks to come.

I am very fond of a chicken panini with basil, so decided to toss in some basil seed, and by golly, they are growing. Last year I had no luck growing basil at all. On the right of the basil are golden beets, and these are coming along beautifully too.

The Sunsugar tomatoes are growing plumper by the day. I can hardly wait to taste their sweetness.

A different variety of summer squash forming.


Darla said...

Wonderful harvest!

GAIL said...

My Goodness!! You garden is doing fantastic this summer! The strawberries look scrumpous!
Hgs, Gail

Grace said...

Everything looks great, Jennifer. I have a few little SunSugars too and like you, I can't wait to taste them. Glad to hear your body is getting used to the workouts. Mine too. Cheers.

Kim and Victoria said...

Beautiful harvest! You are a farmer!!!! :-)