SUMMER SNAPSHOTS

"Black Eyed Susan"

More baskets of strawberries

Grapes galore!

It's raining squash!

Limas!

Broom corn (chickens love the seeds)

Pole beans and cucumbers

Peekaboo

Yellow Echinacea and Goldenrod

Summer squash

Chamomile

Calendula

Anna Apples

Chickens taking their "dust baths" A little privacy, if you please!

Driveway garden

Sissy one of our bantam chickens

Burdock

Flowering fennel

Flowering lettuce

Warm summer colors

Lovely "Lulubelle"

Quack!

French lavender

Capped brood

Getting ready to check the hives

Capped honey comb

Sleepy Blackberry

Daylily

Jordanne among the giants. Tomatoes top the towers!

Heirloom tomatoes

"Lady" Fairlight

"Cat days" of summer - yawn!

Well, there you have it folks,  some “Snapshots of Summer.”   Truly enjoying all of our blessings and are grateful for a purposeful life and work.

I’ll leave you with one of my favorite quotes:

“But do life’s plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life.” ~R.L. Stevenson.

Have a lovey weekend everyone!

 UPDATE:  Hey all, already getting inquires about the cool squash.  My bad, forgot to say what kind they are

The squash is called TROMBONCINO and can be used young and green (like zucchini) or older (they turn orange) and used like pumpkin/winter squash

Seeds SOLD HERE

Comments(18)

  1. bstar says:

    Those squash look great! What variety are they?

    • Anais says:

      The squash is called TROMBONCINO and can be used young and green (like zucchini) or older (they turn orange) and used like pumpkin/winter squash Seeds sold here http://www.peddlerswagon.com/p​-370-squash-summer-tromboncino​.aspx

      • kcattani says:

        love that variety of squash. it is very good eaten as a summer squash. peel, chop it up and leave it to soak in salted water. drain it and pat it dry. saute some sliced onions, garlic, and squash then diced fresh tomatoes, a handful of fresh picked herbs and let it simmer for about 30 minutes. season with cracked salt and pepper. eat with pasta or some great fresh bread.

        • Anais says:

          Yummmmy

  2. Stacy says:

    What a great shot of Jordanne!!!

    • Anais says:

      Thanks! Lucky I even got a shot. 🙂 We both love taking photos of others but hate our pictures taken so this is a rare one LOL

  3. Mitzy says:

    Your website is great BECAUSE of the pictures. Many people write about urban homesteading but few people can do it like you do– successfully. A picture is worth a thousand words–how true! Your pics are the proof and encouragement to others. Thanks!

    • Anais says:

      Thanks!

  4. Pat says:

    Quack!
    Love that picture of the duck.

    The garden looks wonderful! The drive way garden?
    Is that along side the driveway? or in place of the driveway?

    • Anais says:

      Along side and down the middle!

  5. Pete says:

    I was wondering if you have any problems with rats in your homestead eating your garden? If so, how did you get rid of them?

    • Anais says:

      Thankfully no. We do have feral cats in the neighborhood. Maybe that helps.

  6. Tim says:

    Unfortunately, my question is about mice and rats, too. Have you guys discovered the best humane ways to remove them? We have unwanted house guests and chicken coop guests.

    Thanks!

    • Anais says:

      There are feral cats in the neighborhood but sometimes they can’t get them all so we have to resort to traps (I know, not the most humane). Prevention is the key to control. Putting up the food at night, keeping the grounds clean and free of hiding places etc. It’s a lot of work but does help keep the rat population down.

  7. Beverly says:

    Beautiful pictures! Do you get milk from your goats yet? We’ve discussed raising goats before, but can’t figure out what to do with the baby goats that seem to be a necessary part of the equation.

  8. Beverly says:

    Beautiful pictures! Do you get milk from your goats yet? We’ve discussed raising goats before, but can’t figure out what to do with the baby goats that seem to be a necessary part of the equation.

    • Anais says:

      Thank you! No, not milking yet. Just when we thought we get around to breeding them, some travel opportunities arose and we plans got all helter skelter. Yeah, you are right, that is a problem. A problem that does have to be responsibly dealt with. Guess we need more land then to keep all the cute kids!

  9. Cate says:

    What do you use in your veggie garden paths? Beautiful area you have!

Post a comment