Monday, August 25, 2008

Frantically harvesting!

Another pretty sunset. We can't quite see the water from here, but the San Juan islands aren't far from us, to the west.
Does anyone grow purple-podded green beans? These were grown from seeds from Bosnia that a coworker gave me. They are beautiful, and the vines are very robust with dark magenta flowers. I would love to identify the variety, but there are so many kinds of beans I'm sure it's impossible.

video video

Check out Gemini & Stewart getting scritchies. If you look closely, you can see pony's upper lip flapping as he drools. Stewart isn't much more dignified.

It's busy season here at Seven Trees, and one of us is recovering from surgery. Luckily we've had lots of help, but any of the veggies that survived the cold spring are growing like gangbusters. We've put up plenty of dill pickles, pickled beets, chard & beet greens, and next up are green beans and applesauce. We have a few tiny melons in the greenhouse, and hopefully they will keep growing before the frost hits. More potatoes to dig, blackberries and cukes to pick, but what I really look forward to is the Painted Hills sweet corn. Not quite yet though. Sad to say, I'm already looking at the current garden's successes and failures, and planning for next year.

5 comments:

Hattie said...

Does this mean Biscuit is well enough to scritch the critters or is this file footage?

Dani said...

That was day 1 or 2. Can't keep a good ma'am down...

Seven Trees said...

The drugs hadn't worn off yet ;-)

Luckily we've had a lot of help this week from a friendly farm hand, up from California, spending her vacation mucking the barnyard and harvesting the garden.

hattie said...

yup, your friend told me, she's a gem!

Dani said...

Miss her already!! 8`(