Since there’s no way I’m going to make posts about all of these things, here are some other highlights from 2012. We did move in 2012, but I’ll actually make a post about that!
I guess I just haven’t been into blogging the last few months. Maybe the zeal will come back one day. Here are some fun things we’ve done lately. 1. Started the garden/seedlings (yes, we are still looking for a house, so the garden thing is a bit of an issue). I’ve planted spinach and pea… Continue reading Lately
This fall has been crazy in Denver. Our average first frost date is September 10-20 (depending on where you look), but we didn’t get a real frost until this week…over month later than expected! We have of course enjoyed these late veggies, and here is the evidence. Joel’s brother, wife, and their daughter visited us… Continue reading Final Pickings
Well, the garden is still producing a bit here and there. Last week, I got these lovely items: Tonight, I picked a zucchini and 3 more butternut squashes. The cherry tomatoes have slowed down, but they are still producing some nice ones. We don’t have a freezing night in the forecast, so that is great,… Continue reading Still going
As part of my ever increasing domestic aspirations, I did some more canning. Last week, I canned tomatoes. I didn’t have enough from my plants to can and since they’ve been tasting bad, I went to my favorite Berry Patch Farms and got a box of organic tomatoes. Peeling, coring, and seeding the tomatoes was… Continue reading Canning Fun
We recently returned from our trip to Nashville and were a little worried about our garden. Temperatures crept down to the high 40s a couple of nights while we were gone, and tomatoes hate temps below 50! Things were looking ok, but they are definitely slowing down. As expected, based on the baby zucchini when… Continue reading Slowly fading
I took our neighbor a couple of tomatoes the other day. I didn’t know she gardened, but I saw a few tomato plants when I went over. They were still very green, so maybe mine ripened faster. She said she gardened in the back as well, and that must be the truth! Her great-grandson brought… Continue reading An Unexpected Bounty
Not only because I harvested these on Tuesday: and these today: but because it’s our 5th anniversary! That’s right – 5 years ago today, we began our most incredible journey together. It’s hard to believe it’s been that long, but then again it’s hard to believe it’s only been that long. Either way, it’s wonderful.… Continue reading It’s a big day
This one shall contain a non-gardening update. Here are last night’s tomatoes. The cherry tomatoes, although out of focus, are doing great obviously. However, if I could figure out what to do about the crazy splits in my big tomatoes, I would be so happy! We had the same problem last year. I’ve read it’s… Continue reading Food update
My first regular tomato is here! This is the Azoychka variety. In other food news, last week I went to the u-pick strawberry farm on a whim on my day off. I picked 4 quarts of strawberries and a few raspberries. A couple of friends and I went on the last day of the early… Continue reading It’s here! It’s here!