Monthly Archives: June 2020

Apples

Hello everyone! It has been a beautiful week here in Floyd. I went to our local supermarket the other day and found these beautiful apples.

I purchased about a half bushel of them and made applesauce. The metal dishpan you see here belonged to my mom. It makes me happy to use her things.

I saved the peelings and made apple jelly from them.

Yay! We are working on building back up our jam and jelly section of the pantry as we were almost out.

I am trying out a new seed company. I have been watching a lot of their youtube videos and like them a lot. The brush on the left is a corn silking brush. I used it last night and really liked it. It made silking the corn so much easier.

Just look at the size of these black cherry tomatoes. This pot is at our front door. I have never put tomatoes there before but they seem to be doing good so far.

The squash on the right however is not doing so good. I ended up pulling it up yesterday and throwing it in the field so hopefully it won’t spread to the other plants. I sprayed everything this morning with neem oil. I have never used it before but so many of the gardeners I watch use it all the time. Hopefully it will help.

I thought I’d share this little pretty corner of my front porch. It is such a peaceful place to sit.

Enjoy your day and God bless.

Garden Update

Hello everyone! I hope you have all had a good week so far. We have been busy catching up. It rained all last week with kinda cool temperatures so we were a little behind on garden and yard chores.

Everything is growing good in the garden. This is our cucumber row. Some of them are blooming! We are definitely looking forward to fresh cucumbers. Last year we probably didn’t get ten cucumbers. Hopefully we will harvest lots of them this year.

The tomatoes are in the lower garden.

On each side of the tomatoes are beans and corn. I planted these about two weeks apart in hope’s of spreading out the harvest. Asparagus bed is at the end of the row.

We have certainly enjoyed our cabbage this year. Only two left!

The peppers finally seem to be growing.

Squash are starting to appear!

The first patch of green beans are getting bloom.

We have been enjoying fresh peas for several weeks now.

The radishes have all gone to seed. I think they make beautiful flowers and did you know you can eat the seed pods. They are delicious!

Blueberries haven’t started to ripen yet but hopefully soon.

Raspberries are ripening! These are such a nice treat.

Well I guess that’s all for now. God bless.

What’s Happening

Hello everyone! I hope you have all had a good week. As you can tell by the picture, we are started to harvest from the garden. Such an exciting time for me. I love it when food starts coming in!

We harvested our first cabbage this week. These are small cabbages. I can’t remember the name but they are supposed to be small and they mature in a shorter time. I chose these so that hopefully we can eat the cabbage before the bugs and slugs get to them.

Flowers have been beautiful this year!

Beans and corn are planted in this section. One more section to plant. I am waiting about 2 weeks to plant it so that hopefully the harvest will be spaced out some.

When I am working in the upper garden, the cows come down to the fence to say hello. Actually, they want to see what kind of treats I throw over the fence for them. Cows are such curious creatures.

We have had a beautiful moon the last few nights.

That’s all for now. I hope you all have a good week and God bless.