Tuesday, June 9, 2009

It's the simple things.....

This is our first year of growing and tasting kale. I made a potato/kale casserole with our first harvest and second time around we cooked it up and ate it like spinach. John and I loved it and so did Leah. Gotta love her, she'll eat almost anything. Love to hear from anyone that has any favorite kale recipes to share!
Our first fruit to grow on farm that we planted. YEAH! I swore this year would be the year of the fruit and it is. We planted 30 raspberry bushes, 12 blackberry, and 4 rhubarb that were all given to us by friends. We bought and planted 24 strawberry plants and 2 kiwi bushes. Then the kids were gifted by their cousins a pear tree and some grapes. THANKS to everyone!

I finally put up a pea trellis. It would have taken Maine Man 15 minutes to build. It took me 3 hours. I am not handy by nature, it takes much effort and multiple injuries for me to complete simple tasks.


9 comments:

coastrat said...

What a GREEN THUMB you folks have! Wonderful!

livinginalocalzone said...

Very impressive. All that fruit, you are a lucky one. How hard is it to grow raspberries?

Farm Chick Paula said...

I think you did a great job on the trellis, Kim!
The strawberry looks great- ours haven't done much good this year. (poo)

shmoopywood said...

Now I KNOW there is something wrong with us and how we garden. You are further north of me and it seems like you really got it going on with the garden!! lol

sigh.

p.s. nice trellis!

YD said...

Good job on the trellis! Your garden looks great.

Anonymous said...

Hey Cuz, Looking forward to seeing your vegetable garden along with the farm animals. Do you ever sleep oh let me guess you think things up in your sleep. Everything looks great, keep it up.

Country Girl said...

Thanks for all your comments.

I am assuming that it is Cousin Patsy...looking forward to seeing you soon!

Angie said...

I am side by side with you on the multiple injury and 20x longer than husband........but it's worth it in the end to say I did that!

Mandie said...

Those peas are one of my favorites! They are so yummy and the rabbits love them when they are too big for my liking. You did a great job on the trellis. Kiwi bushes, that is sooo cool. My little one loves kiwi's. I didn't even know how they grew.