The garden’s growing and that means produce is coming in that needs to be eaten, sold or preserved.
Now that we’ve gotten past the flush of Earth Day activities it’s time to get caught up with our lives and projects here on the urban homestead – there’s definitely lots to be done!
Falling back into our normal routine I do hope to get around to more homesteady activities that have be on my to do list for too long!
Hopefully these latest photos will give you a sense of all the good things happening….
Loquats ready for baking and preserving. I found a tasty loquat cobbler recipe that I’d like to try, not to mention a batch of loquat jam and butter. Has anyone stumbled across any unique recipes for loquats?
In the kitchen, eggs from the ducks & chickens and bartered bunch of citrus. Breakfast anyone?
Edible peas enjoying the much cooler (and even damp) weather
Anna apples grow bigger and start getting touches of pink. I can’t wait to make my favorite apple butter recipe – always the first to be polished off in the pantry
Young blackberries emerge from the brambles. Dreaming of blackberry cobbler with a bit of cream….
Dwarf citrus and festive nasturtiums brighten up the day
Ollas ready for irrigation
In go the ollas below ground … next come the tomatoes
Chickens hanging out
Spring garden with smatterings of summer plants like cucumbers, beans and eggplants.
Complete with ladybugs
Old Clems hangs with young Bella (who’s doing better in case you are wondering – but just as Jordanne suspected she has a heart problem)
This photo makes me think of one thing! Cookies and milk?
First strawberries of the season! Whoop de do! Strawberry bars are just around the corner. Not to mention strawberry jam, strawberry syrup on pancakes and just plain ol strawberries straight from the bush.
The bucket brigade. Time to feed the garden! Sorry don’t know what the urban famers here were whipping up here. I snapped this photo just I was heading out…..