Sunday, June 23, 2013

A BUSY SATURDAY

I will post my Sunday garden later today, but wanted to try to get caught up.  Yesterday was so very busy.

It started off slow because I am so tired I just wanted to lay on the sofa and watch TV.  But I finally got myself together, called Deb, and the two of us went to the farm.  Since it was later I didn't have a wide choice of things, but I'm always happy to get any of their fresh veggies.  Here's what I got:


More rainbow carrots.  They are so very good.  Beautiful tomatoes.  I used one last night and it's bright red all the way through and so sweet.  Green beans, a candy onion (it was the last one there) and a summer squash.

I discovered candy onions when I was in the CSA a couple of years ago.  Here is another veggie I would never have tried on my own.  It is sweet like a Vidalia and very mild.  It's great in my potato salad because it doesn't have that strong taste.

I took pictures of their flower boxes that they have on the gate.  So pretty.


I had the wrong setting on my camera so they came out a little dark, but I think they are good enough for you to see how beautiful they are.  If you live near Philadelphia you should stop in Greensgrow Farm.  It's at Almond and Cumberland Streets.  How many major cities have an active farm right in the heart of it?  I hear there are more all the time as Urban Farming becomes more popular.

Then we ran to Shop Rite to do our weekly (or in my case monthly) shopping.  I spent way more than I expected to, but since I haven't done a major shopping in almost a month and I was out of almost everything I guess I didn't do too badly.

I just got everything put away when my gardener, Frank, came over.  He did a lot of cutting back and pulling up for me.  Things I just can't do anymore with my bad back.  All the ivy has been cut off of the wall and away from the plants it was strangling.  And I had five volunteer maple trees, four of which he pulled up for me.  It was tough getting the roots out because they were pretty big, but he did it.  I want a tree in the yard and haven't had the money to buy one.  So we kept the biggest and most well placed of them.  It is already taller than me, so I am hoping it turns into a lovely tree to give some shade and a place to hang my bird feeder, etc.  

While he was doing that, I deadheaded and cut back my rose bushes.  I don't trust anyone to touch my roses except for me.  I have some more work to do on them, but it just got too hot.  It was around 4:00 p.m. and about 94*.  I ended up getting sick from the heat.  I just can't take it like I used to.

I took these pictures through the screen windows in the kitchen.  The patio set is out and the grass is cut.

Hooray I can actually see my wall again!
 After a nap (I love afternoon naps but they frown upon it in work) I made a dinner of crab cakes, fries and a beautiful salad with the veggies from the farm -- Boston lettuce from last week and rainbow carrots and tomatoes from today.


I wanted to get pictures of the super moon last night, but every time I looked it was behind clouds.  But I did get our beautiful sunset.  One of the best things about living where I do is the magnificent sunsets I get to see.




I have to run and get ready for church or I will be late.  I'll be back tonight with new views of the new stuff happening in the garden.

4 comments:

  1. Kathy,
    Your yard is starting to look whimsical and fun.

    Have a blessed rest of the weekend.

    Viola

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  2. loved all the veggies you got and glad you are getting caught up in the garden. I need to trim my roses as well. It rained today so am not gonna do it now. Have some computer work to do, like getting a photo cd ready for a friend to take with him to Nicaragua this week. My eyes are going buggy...need to get off this computer for a bit. Hugs and have a blessed week in the Lord.

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  3. Love a good laugh and you gave it to me about naps and frown on at work, lol.

    Oh, your yard is wonderful. Can you say dining alfresco? You and Joe have the perfect spot!

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  4. I got a pic of the moon on my digital camera & one on my Pentax.
    It really doesn't appear 'super'.
    It was fun at the farm & I love going with you.I see so many new foods that way!The pictures of the flowers turned out better on the computer,not as dark (at least on mine).
    Naps rule! I do errands,chores etc in the morning then lunch.It's
    time for scripture (if I feed my body,I feed my soul)& upstairs for a 'puppy nap'! My lhasa apso & dachund/poodle both know what that means & beat me up the stairs! Ha ha!
    Have a beautiful day!

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