My crafting and family life journal

This summer is moving by all to quickly. It is hard to believe that it is July already and we are starting to prepare for the fall an winter already.


Perennial garden on the side of the house


Native iris


Love these bushes, they get prettier each year


The spring perennials have played themselves out and the summer ones and veggie gardens are starting to show us what they are made of…


8 week old chicks in their new home


Camomile and a few of the tomato plants in one of the raised beds

Last week we were blessed with such wonderful weather that we were able to get the new chicks moved into their new home, harvest camomile, asparagus, kale, spinach, green beans , turnip greens and early turnips.


Small fennel, beets and squashes of all kinds have formed and cucumbers, tomatoes, eggplant are flowering. Chard, carrots, beets, parsnips and corn are growing strong.  Mother Nature even give us a hand this past week by providing days in the 80s and providing rain late in the evenings to water the gardens.


First pot of green beans and potatoes of the season. Yummy.


First harvest of kale and turnip greens…prepared and put in the dehydrator


Summer herb pots and summer flowers starting to show their stuff


First patch of day lilies sharing their color


Even the hosta are starting to show off — better enjoy them before the deer get to them


Potted tomatoes and eggplant doing well


Basil doing wonderful this season. Have been harvesting from these containers and others for the past few weeks.


One of the four colors of astilbe in the gardens

The winter was so harsh that none of the apple and many of pear trees did not bloom this season, but the cherry, Asian pear and plum trees, as well as the raspberry bushes are outdoing themselves with fruit this summer.


Hope you had a wonderful 4th….


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