Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Wild Sweet Cherries and A Butterfly

So there I was minding my own business when this butterfly landed right beside the branch of cherries I was picking from.always being "camera ready, I proceeded to snap shot after shot of the visitor.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Views From My Garden

 A Tiny Toad,  Moon Flowers, A Sunflower and Black Eyed Susie's, Major Tom (To Ground Control, my cat) Pole Beans and a Caterpillar.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Weed It And Reap......

So this edition of  TO WEED OR NOT TO WEED, THAT IS THE GARDEN, is based upon an NPR blog I read recently that fits the theme of this blog. It's titled Weed It and Reap.  And here it is.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

My Garden NOW

A Wheelbarrow full of wildflowers, Tomato Plants I planted from seeds (this year I'm adding coffee grinds to the soil mixture as fertilizer, they love the acidity), Sunflowers from seeds, and more of the wildflower wheel barrow filled with cosmos, marigolds and other flowers which has become my go to place for when I want to transplant the flowers from the wheel barrow to other places.

.....And the famous Meditating Frog Has Moved To A Different Location.

And of Course the Swiss Chard in a Box Planter.

Monday, June 7, 2010

A Day In The Life of a Mini Farmer aka A Gardener

A Day in The Life of A Mini Farmer aka Gardener someimes does not bring joy.  It brings mother nature to ya up close and personal.  Hence the reason for posting this photo. This robin fell out of it's nest.  We had lots of rain lately and I suspect that may have been the reason he/she fell out.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Swiss Chard, The Other Green (Spinachlike) Veggie

My first seed planting of the season came to fruition recently, and it was Swiss Chard.

Pretty soon I had so much Swiss Chard, I didn't know what to do with it all.  I started putting Swiss Chard in everything. Swiss Chard Omelets, Angel Hair Pasta Mixed with Swiss Chard & Parmesan Cheese, Swiss Chard on my Pizza, Swiss Chard this and Swiss Chard that. I found Swiss Chard recipes online from people all over the country, making Swiss Chard their way, from their neck of the woods. There's even gourmet recipes for Swiss Chard to meet the more discriminating palate.

In any case Swiss Chard is highly under appreciated in my humble opinion.  It is one step above collard greens, but lower on the greens scale than spinach. For those who have no idea what Swiss Chard is and never heard of it, go here.