My garden has been keeping me a bit busy with the clipping, watering, harvesting, weeding, and getting rid of bugs.
Today was another harvest of cucumbers, green peppers, and small tomatoes.
Bulldog Man and I decided the Pineapple Tomato plant needed a haircut and some adjustments; to make sure it was standing and getting the appropriate support it needed.
Here’s the before and after picture……..the plant looks as if it enjoyed the haircut.
|After Hair Cut|
Next to the Pineapple Tomato plant is another type of tomato plant. My identification stake is no longer next to the plant; therefore, I’m not sure what type of tomato plant this is, but it is producing these beautiful tomatoes that actually look artificial.
The Borage seeds planted have grown nicely, and have produced these beautiful flowers.
We had a couple of unexpected visitors on the homestead today. While cutting the grass and weed-whacking, I came across a turtle. Bulldog Man moved him out of the way and over to some water and food, while I weed-whacked around the fenced in area where Beans roams. We both wondered where this turtle came from; being that there’s no pond or river on our property. Later, we boxed up the turtle and took him over to a nearby park, and let him loose.
Later in the afternoon, this little bunny came hopping over to the front part of the house and was eating the grass (aka: weeds). We watched him/her hop off down the side of the house, and into the wooded area off the eastern side of the property. Lucky for me, our garden is fenced off and on the inside of this fence; we have installed bamboo around the entire fence. The rabbits have not made it into my garden……………..GOOD THING!!!!
I was half expecting the family of skunks to come out next to visit us.
There is a family of skunks living in the wooded area on the east side of the property.
I’ve captured a few pictures of flowers I’d like to share today.
Instead of heating up the house, I started up our grill, browned ground beef, onions, and celery. I added 2 quarts of homemade broth, 1 canned jar of fresh tomatoes, potatoes, and carrots from my garden; then some frozen peas. While I sat outside and enjoyed the cooler temperatures in the shade, I let the homemade ground beef soup cook on medium heat on top of the burner of the gas grill, while Bulldog Man enjoyed smoking his pipe, with some sweet smelling hazelnut tobacco.
Life is good………….