Saturday, August 23, 2008

Friday, August 22, 2008


"You make us cry without hurting us.I have praised everything that exists,but to me, onion, you are more beautiful than a bird of dazzling feathers, heavenly globe, platinum goblet,unmoving dance of the snowy anemone and the fragrance of the earth lives in your crystalline nature."--from "Ode to an Onion" by Pablo Neruda

Monday, August 18, 2008

colorful harvest

I guess there were purple beans! Here are the 2 theories: one is that the magical beans grew the night of the full moon (aug 16th) and the other theory is that I was too enamoured by the flowers and didn't see the beans!

Saturday, August 16, 2008



Italians have 2 honey boxes filled and are working on a third...Carniolans are working on a second....Aster and Goldenrod are in bloom now. We will take them off and extract the first week in September or so...


John making pesto from our basil

peas and beans

lots of peas--we are blanching, vacuum sealing, and freezing.

lovely purple pole bean flowers...but no beans yet!

small pumpkins

not sure, but I think these are the Luminas. We planted a variety of pumpkins

cucumbers and whatnot

cucumbers and me with my super rubber boots by a tomato plant.

tomatoes and peppers

86 tomato plants total...Stupice, early girls, some pear and cherry tomatoes...we could be making lots of salsa!

honeybees in pumpkin flowers

they just dive in there and come out covered with pollen. the bumblebees like them too!

bottle wall

about 750 bottles...grotto around the beehives

garden view, august 16th

view toward the east...