|Week 1 Harvest box items|
|Little hands are excited to show the rolled up roly poly/pill bug. |
Such tender little hands.
|Many helpers on day one of the 2013 Harvest Box season |
at Shady Maple Farm. All are related, too!
|One of our new additions helps her Mom by tightening her little girl toes. Cousin in pink helps carry the broccoli box.|
|Broccoli with Purple of Sicily Cauliflower. |
It is almost creamy in texture.
|This is what Rhubarb looks like when it blooms. |
White flowers turn into red seeds.
|Longer cucumber, Telegraph.|
|Purple kale, a little cherubs coat, |
and green kale. It was warming up, apparently.
|Warm season crops are growing in the greenhouse. |
Zucchini, patty pan, and yellow straight necked summer squash.
Some do better in the greenhouse than others.
|We tried lemon cucumbers in the greenhouse to speed |
them up, too. They seem to like it just fine.
|Spinach being watched by a discarded coat. |
Of course it would have a critter on the hood.
|Lisa's first cart full of posies for the summer. |
Peonies, a few white foxglove, and a couple blue delphinium.
|Flowers waiting in water until all are picked to make bouquets. |
Lisa starts picking flowers no earlier than noon for the freshest bouquets.
|Delicate white peony.|
|The path to Grandma Daisy's trailer. My grandmother.|
Lots of memories then and now.
|Freshly cut asparagus. |
|Freshly pulled and |
|He is a great helper. |
Pulling in the crop to the potting shed.
|THE most delicious rhubarb upside down cake EVER. |
We were fortunate to have it as our lunch dessert. WOW.
|Violets at home in the onion bed. I am happy Florencio left |
them there to flourish with the rest of the plants.
|One of the new additions to our family |
decides to sleep on the job. :)
|Chard pickers ready to get at it.|
|The many colors of Swiss Chard.|
|Peak a boo with a cart full of Swiss Chard. Thanks guys!|
|Watching where we walk so we don't trip.|
|Beautiful dahlias from inside the greenhouse.|
|Another new addition to our family this year. |
Ahhh, that sun is bright!
|In search of the killdeer nest with 4 eggs.|
|Green kohlrabi growing.|
|Purple kohlrabi still in the ground.|
|I caught Lisa arranging flowers...|
|A mamma killdeer near her new nest.|
|She leads "strangers" away with her |
"I'm wounded" act so we wouldn't find her nest.
|Yet there it was, hiding in plain sight |
IN THE ROAD. See the 4 eggs?
|Figs are getting bigger. And they are loaded. |
Birds stay away, birds stay away.
|Many Marionberries have set on the plants.|
|Blueberries need to get ripe. I love blueberries!|
|Baby grape clusters.|
|Andrew sought out all the disc parts that were needed for the disc repair. They arrived, he put the disc back together and worked |
the very rocky ground by the highway and the pampas grass.
|Dad's favorite little wild blackberries. |
Looks like there will be MILLIONS of them.
|Anna made lunch. Pasta with asparagus, onions, broccoli, |
cauliflower, basil and a little cheese. So yummy. Almost all from the garden today.
|A garden boot type of day here on the farm.|
|Cart of beauty.|
|Multitude of dahlia colors.|