Hope Springs Eternal

Community Supported Agriculture July 3, 2008

Filed under: beets,cabbage,cherries,CSA,green onions,Growing Wild Farm,kohlrabi,snow peas — clutterlibrarian @ 3:00 pm

Our CSA- or Community Supported Agriculture- is Growing Wild Farm and we love them! Every week they bring us a bounty of beautiful, yummy veggies. Just look at this weeks delivery:

Salad mix, Snow Peas, Red Head Lettuce, Kohlrabi, Cabbage, Green onions, Chioggia Beets, Cherries!

I am very excited to cook those lovely beets and eat them up with some oil and vinegar and some blue cheese! With the cabbage and kohlrabi I plan to make a slaw for our 4th of July celebration. If the cherries do not get gobbled up, they will be added to the fresh fruit tarts I plan to make for my father-in-laws birthday.

I love the surprise and the challenge of the weekly veggies. I also especially love that they deliver the veggies in biodegradable/ compostable bags (something like these )! Why can’t everyone use these? Thank you Sheila and Andre for all that you do!


Bouquet fit for a Queen July 1, 2008

Filed under: Dianthus,Honey Suckle,roses — clutterlibrarian @ 4:04 am

June brings us such treasures of the garden. I made this bouquet of Dianthus, roses and Honey Suckle. When I brought it in and sat it on the table, I thought, ‘Wow! That is so lovely!’ Somehow, I managed to surprise myself with flowers.
I’m not a rose person. I mean, I like roses but I always felt that I would not grow them. As it is presently, I have three roses in our yard. The first is a wild rose that has lovely little pink flowers. It smells lovely and showers little rose petals in the paths. The second is a rose bush- also with single pink (brighter pink) flowers. It was given to me by a dear friend. I planted it too close to the fence and the goats almost ate it to death. I moved it and it is happier. The third is a climbing rose that my husband requested- this the the lovely rose in the above pictures. We are training it to climb up the side of our house right beside our bedroom window. So far, so good. I don’t worry too much about aphids and black spot. I’m not going to spray them, so they might as well just grow on their own!