Monday, June 29, 2009

Abundance

A sweet harvest.

Wild strawberries at the edge of the woods.

Yellow Mallow.

Parsley and lettuce.

Green beans. Grass clippings make great mulch.

Garlic is forming scapes...

The tomato plants are happy!

Two rows of potatoes.

Rainboots and basil.

We are going to have a bumper crop of raspberries this summer!

Our garden.

Our rainforest...

Thunder and The Laying Hens...(good name for a rock band!)

The studio in the woods, with work station set up under a tarp...

Inside the studio...

Andy and Ocea painting the walls and finishing the floors. Looks so nice!
Flowers and produce, all from our own backyard. That's a Rhubarb Cream Pie - it was goood!

Almond Oat Scones with wild strawberries served on one of my Gramma's cake plates...
One of our female hummers.
I really can't complain about the rain...(we have had 24 days of it this month so far...)...not complaining, nope...

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5 comments:

TERI REES WANG said...

Martha!!!
...you know how to grow your own..?!

I need to learn how to farm.
And I am obsessed with the idea of having chickens in the city. My back neighbors had some years ago before we moved in but, the raccoons unlatched the coop lock and helped themselves.

..So far all I have are the boots ;P

Martha Miller said...

Hi Teri

My husband and I do the vegetable garden together! You could start with some patio tomatoes, or herbs in a window box, perhaps? Do you have a yard? The chickens belong to my son and daughter-in-law who are building a house on our land (gifted to them). It's been fun watching the whole operation. and we all enjoy those fresh eggs! Lots of folks have chickens in the city now! Maybe you can? Racoons are soo clever! :*)

Don Gray said...

Wonderful photos--you guys are great gardeners. Puts my puny little tomato patch to shame! :)

Captain Nick Sparrow said...

I love the chickens. I used to have some when I was a kid a definitely miss having them around. They probably wouldn't appreciate living in the desert though. The funny thing is your rooster named Thunder. I used to have a black horse named Thunder, but she was a girl.

Susan Beauchemin said...

Wild strawberries!! How cool--and how greeeeeeen everything is!!!