The first supermarket supposedly appeared
on the American landscape in 1946.
That is not very long ago. Until then, where was all the food?
Dear folks, the food was in homes, gardens, local fields, and forests.
It was near kitchens, near tables, near bedsides.
It was in the pantry, the cellar, the backyard.
green beans a couple weeks ago:
and green beans today; no beans yet, but lots of promise :)
field flowers captured by AnnaLynn...
both our Polish turned out to be roosters...so disappointing :( They begin crowing at 5 a.m. -- who needs an alarm clock? I don't mind them, but Dan thinks they need to go...
this spring's new hens have begun laying...
another artsy AnnaLynn picture... our Shasta Daisies are in full bloom and are gorgeous!
home-raised eggs, leftover sausage gravy, and hot coffee...what a perfect way to start the day :)
lemon balm, cilantro, sage, oregano, basil, and chamomile...
I love the way herb bundles look drying in the window.
carrots a few weeks ago...
and carrots today...we grow them intermixed with our tomatoes which seems to be a good relationship. :)
the first of our meat birds to be cooked...I always have to wait at least a week or two after "processing" to cook one otherwise I get sorta creeped out. This one was cooked from frozen in the crockpot and was absolutely delicious :)
flowering peas...my favorite of all the vegetable flowers.
ready for harvest...I saved some for seed! Lord willing, they'll actually grow.
our apple trees were full of blossoms this spring, but these two are the only fruit we have to show for them. We're planning to pick them, slice each in half, and that way the four of us will each get to enjoy the first fruits from these trees. Looking forward to more next year, LW.
Romaine growing with onion... another good companion planting relationship.
raspberries ripe for picking!
our humble corn patch...
cukes are coming on...
French Crisp...our lettuces have done better this year than in any year previous. Loving fresh salads every. single. day.
moved our old bench under the tulip tree which was so tiny when we planted it during our first year here. One day it will be huge and it will bloom and it will be gorgeous!
Purple coneflower, aka Echinacea, which is ready for harvest. I've not made my own tincture before, but I'm excited to try (stay tuned).
basil...what a delicious fragrance!
and, finally, lavender. I have a few dried bundles from this year's harvest for sale in my shop, if you're interested. :)
A fresh batch of lavender soap is curing and lavender sachets are in the works, too; both of which should be available in the shop soon.
The greatest fine art of the future
will be the making of a comfortable living
from a small piece of land.
Enjoying summer and the bounty of the garden! Praising God for His goodness and provision. :)
How are your gardens growing?
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