Saturday, July 24, 2010

Summer garden

I have been so remiss in posting about our garden!  We have been harvesting cucumbers in abundance for over a month now...serrano peppers and sweet banana peppers are coming steadily...poblano peppers are coming along...tomatoes aren't doing wonderfully but we've had a few good ones...the kids' flowers are beautiful and attracting many butterflies...the sweet potatoes are going great-guns...I harvested the rest of the corn today...and the sunflowers are towering (one of them is at least twelve feet tall! I need to get a close-up picture of them sometime soon).  Here is a basket of today's produce (the cukes are hidden at the bottom).

One of the things that has always bothered me about the garden is how hard it is to mow and/or control the weeds up close to the fence.  Bruce recently tilled a swath around the perimeter for me and today I started laying a thick layer of newspaper and then Bruce hauled the mulch over for me to spread.  Doesn't it look tidy?  I've only gotten halfway around, but I started with the most-visible side so that I can smile every time I look out the window. :)
For dinner we enjoyed a marinated flank steak, baked potatoes, and fresh corn on the cob.  We raced the rain...but the rain won!  Doesn't Bruce look cute under Abigail's pink umbrella?!


Delighted Hands said...

Oh, the garden looks lovely that way! Bruce, pink is your color! The garden produce looks delicious!

Bethany said...

What a yummy dinner! I'm sure Bruce LOVES that picture!

Like Fudge said...

All your produce looks wonderful! I especially like the picture of Bruce - too funny.