This is my latest obsession (besides the curry zucchini soup), Sassy water. I first heard of it over at Sprout ‘n’ Wings Farm, where Michaele raved about it. The original version includes lemon and cucumber slices, mint and grated ginger. I leave out the mint and use extra ginger. This recipe has taken me from someone who could go all day without drinking any water (bad) to someone who is craving it and drinking a quart and a half a day! (good) You gotta try it!
In the greenhouse I have PEPPERS! Total fail last year, so this year I have left them in there for the whole growing season and am getting a good crop of jalepenos and red bells. Yay!
The pumpkins are starting to turn orange! My biggest producing vine, so far, is this one that volunteered under my orange tree! Isn’t that always the case. The volunteers, they just know when it’s time. The Marina di Chioggias are catching up quickly, though! (that’s them creeping all around the sunflowers below)
And what’s this? That’s right, Valencia Melons!!! I count 5 so far and my other heirloom melons have lots of flowers on them. This is the most exciting thing EVER!
The sunflowers are booming! This doesn’t look spectacular here, but it
is about 10 x 5 feet of pumpkins and sunflowers. Next year, bigger!
I know I write about my beloved Pink Pearl Apple tree all the time, but come on! This tree was just planted in the Spring and look at all those apples! Note the beehive in the background? I swear by the bees for upping production around here!
And look at that gorgeous pink flesh!! (The apple’s, not mine)
This little piggy is getting HUGE! I keep looking at the crate we brought her home and and she has easily doubled in size
And my Polish rooster, Elvis Jr, made a huge drop in the food chain this week when he attacked me while I was changing his water.
Elvis, it’s what for dinner!
One of the artichokes pitched into the compost bloomed. So pretty!
And the Tomatillos are in! Time for John’s famous salsa!
The artichokes are super happy here!
They live near the Richmond Green Apple and Japanese cucumbers.
The Black Copper Marans are laying like crazy. Such beautiful eggs and they are getting bigger and darker every day!
The three Ancona ducklings I hatched are big now. And, I am 99% sure that I have 1 male and 2 females! So exciting, since they are endangered.
While it seems 3 of my 7 Mille Fleur Leghorns are roosters! Boo!
I love the bees! Look at them, so hard at work!
And my fall crops are ready to leave the greenhouse!
How does your garden grow?