Tuesday, July 12, 2011
The cherries really came on last weekend. The crop is miniscule compared to 2009 when the tree was laden. But, the cherries are still delicious. I think the birds have gone for other cherries in the neighborhood, and are letting me harvest mine.
The raspberries started getting ripe on Sunday, July 10. They seem huge this year! The crop seems less, but each berry seems bigger.
The blue berries are on their way. One of the new berry bushes has delivered about 5 berries. The other bushes are more full of berries than before, just not ripe yet.
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Friday, June 24, 2011
I bought the Honeysuckle about 2 years ago at the February Yard and Garden Show. This is the first bloom. If you get up close, it does have a nice scent. I was hoping for a bunch of blossoms of which I could catch the scent from as far away as my porch. I think will need to wait another couple years for it to do this.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Build salad as follows:
3/4 cup Kale, ripped into bite size pieces
1 roma tomato, seeded and chopped up, sprinkle the pieces on the kale bed
1 red pear, cored, chopped up. Place the pieces on top of the kale and tomato
1-2 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar and Olive Oil dressing (Safeway Select)
2 tsp of toasted sesame seeds on top
Rated a 4.5 on the kale scale.
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Saturday, April 30, 2011
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Weather yesterday was upper 60s for the first time this year. Today mid-50s and showery again.
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
Today was in the 50s, rain. We broke a 107 yr old record for the number of rainy days in March! And so far this year, we haven't made it to 60 yet.
Monday, March 21, 2011
The weather turned frigid by the end of the day, and I was concerned the freshly planted bulbs would freeze, so I put a cap of straw on all of the containers.
As winter waned, we continued to have ultra wet weather.
But, by the first day of spring, the containers are blossoming and all is well!
Friday, March 11, 2011
It was so windy March 10, that branches fell off the walnut tree, onto the daffodils. Lost a couple as a result of that.
By the end of the day, an 8.9 earthquake and tsunami struck Japan.
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Saturday, January 22, 2011
“Still, in a way
nobody sees a flower
it is so small
we haven’t the time
and to see takes time
like to have a friend