Thursday, July 28, 2011

How does your garden grow?

Wildly now! But in the beginning...

Espalier apple tree!

Broccoli Beauty

In hopes that sweet peas will soon grow there!

Coming along...

Some of the bounty...

..and Shazam! It's like a jungle out there now.

Peach tree on the right.

TA-DA! I love sweet peas!

'licious maters!

Check out those monster sunflowers! Mercy!

Prolific gardening or run amok?


Trying to find my basil in all this foliage....I think I see it! This was a long post. Did I mention I like taking pictures? Well. I do.

Sunday, July 24, 2011


Just before harvest.

The first stalk

Bounty Crop

A wounded stalk....we will keep it!
Every year Mark plants the Garlic, so simple, pushings cloves in the soil up-right, Autumn is the time.
Each year we pull out something different, because the Garlic takes on the characteristics of the soil, which is ever changing. So each year we get a little something different.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Can you say Blueberries?

Oh my gosh, how much fun! Beautiful morning for picking blueberries. We picked 'em ourselves this time. I think we arrived at July Blueberries at 8:15 am. Jay told us it takes about a couple of hours to pick two buckets. Between the two of us we got one in about an hr. and a half. Hee hee. The old gray mare, she ain't what she used to be. 

 July Blueberries is a beautiful homestead with a gorgeous field of blueberries ripe for the pickin. There's Mr. Wonderful hard at it.

 That is either a really big hat or I am a pin head. Shhhh!

Oh my goodness, I look like mother goose! Don't I? This so reminds me of mother goose!

Yeah, I really paid attention while Jay was telling us how to pick em. I went for the dark blue cuz those are the ripe ones. Kevin went really fast, he almost filled a bucket while I was just about a quarter up. But mine were dark and ripe and his...not so much. So, you know, slow and steady and all that. 

 Done for the day. Hard work but worth it. I think we're going back on Friday. We're shooting for being there at 7:00.

 I could not resist showing you some pics of the garden at July Blueberries. This is the back of Jay & Carolyn's house. They are the proprietors of this amazing showplace.

Carolyn was there to greet us but then dashed to work. Turns out she works at Edwards Nursery in Boise. Well, it shows. What a gorgeous, well thought out garden and yard she has. It is such a treat to see.

Yeah, biting my fist right about now.

Beautiful morning spent in beautiful surroundings. And...we have fresh blueberries!

Saturday, July 16, 2011


Hmmmmm ... can I afford this garlic?
Great day at Boise's Farmer's Market! So many colors, fresh produce, and interaction with people.
This is a must for a Saturday Morning. Be prepared to go with the flow, and enjoy the many flavors, scents, color and local produce.

So beautiful, had to buy some!

Abundance of beautiful home grown produce!
Global Market
Homemade Pies 
A very popular space.
Individual hand held pies or a real size pie.
All home made, and very, very, delicious!
Love the "Dog Doo".

Best Mint Limeade ever, and they work hard for their money!
Fantastic Morning!