|Nephew Matt is our family Beekeeper!|
|Our dahlias are in the pots so |
they don't rot in our wet ground.
|Just for you! She is my great niece.|
|Sylvan berries - what's for dessert?|
|Where do we start? My niece, Angie, and her son help out.|
|Any guesses on this herb?|
Very sweet with a slight licorice flavor.
|The terminal berry (the one on the end) will always be the first to get ripe. Angie's hands have been picking.|
|Purple of Sicily Cauliflower. |
So delicate and pretty.
|The 2nd planting of cole crops:|
broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower.
|Purple peas have pretty flowers first.|
|The pods are dark purple, |
the pea seeds inside will be green.
Florencio in the background supervises.
|Purple kohlrabi with all its leaves hanging down.|
|The many colors of Swiss Chard.|
|Asparagus. Not very prolific this year.|
|Leeks, a couple have "unique" shapes.|
|The chickens scratching around. |
He tends to strut.
|A crop duster buzzed nearby|
most of the morning.
|Red winged blackbird breaks up |
black walnut shells to see what's inside to snack on.
|Florencio pulls the beets and washes them. |
He is showing us the pretty orange ones.
|Kohlrabi with all the leaves piled high.|
|Lisa, my sister, picks the greenhouse cucumbers.|
|Many lettuce varieties. |
A green looseleaf variety.
|Red tinged green lettuce |
that makes loose heads.
|Crispy green head lettuce.|
|Kohlrabi once it has been trimmed.|
|What was trimmed off.|
|Rhubarb drying after its washing.|
|My mother in law, Mary, focuses while |
she trims and bundles beets.
|Basil in the greenhouse is growing. |
First picking was today.
|Basil co-existing with the dahlias |
in the greenhouse raised beds.
|I love this dahlia.|
|The sun came out and the greenhouse was very toasty. |
It also cast an interesting shadow on the petals.
|One of Lisa's creative bouquets.|
|Lighted from behind.|
|A red looseleaf lettuce "Outredgeous".|
|Anna, my niece, made these little nuggets for our dessert today. White chocolate filling with today's raspberries. Wow!|
|A little critter investigates.|
|The green little blossoms |
belong to the Lady's Mantle.