The Energizer Cowboys who kept things humming at the reunion

The Energizer Cowboys who kept things humming at the reunion
These kids know how to have fun!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Steve's Garden 2011

Steve has been as busy as ever with a big garden this year.  Andrew sent down raspberry starts for us for my birthday, and dad has put in two rows.  We need to figure out a way to keep them cooler, as they like moisture. 
Here he is weeding the strawberries.  They are doing pretty good.  Below them are the squash and cucumbers, and corn.  These first pictures were taken Aug. 1  We ate our first corn on the 18th, so it has grown a lot since this pix was taken.

Today, I canned 4 quarts of beans and froze 2 bags of them. Made a batch of jalepeno plum jelly, froze two trays of bell peppers, and ground up peppers, onions, cukes, and cabbage for relish.  Dad also did his first ever canning this week.  Pickled 3 bottles of okra!  What's the highest bid?

Here is the west side of the garden.  The early crops: radish, lettuce, etc. are gone.  The photo on the left shows his drip system for melons and tomatoes.  One little melon was so full of moisture this week, that it burst open Thursday, and we are every bit of it.  It was delicious. 
Ate several catelope as well.

Onions and peppers are doing really well.
Steve picked some beautiful bell peppers today!

New potatoes for Sunday dinner tomorrow for Tye Sageney

What in the heck is this strange creature, Grandpa found in the garden?

Can you come up with a name for it?

1 comment:

Ivy & Mae said...

I need some veggie garden tips, mine is quite sad! J.Ziel