Philippians 4:4-9
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. and the peace of God which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

A Bountiful Harvest!

What a blessing this year has been in the yard.

Living in town we try to make the best use of the land we have to provide some of our daily needs.

In the past we have always moved before our trees produced.

Last year this pear tree produced 2--yep count em--2 pears.

This year we have two very large bowls full!!
Our apple tree that was here before we moved in is loaded.

Still working on dealing with worms in these, but they should make great applesauce by next week.
David who eats tons of greens had about 10 varieties growing.

We are down to a few left and just planted some that will handle some frost---which is funny since we have been about 100 degrees for about a week--:)
We have about 7 blueberry plants that produced a small crop for us this year.

Here are the last few stragglers.
Our peppers did not like our long, cold, wet spring.

We got a few large green ones and a few small red ones.

They were fun to watch grow, none the less.
David's green beans--Caleb were late and we will probable not see any out of them.
David picked up a couple of raspberry plants to replace the ones that died last year.

What an unexpected joy to see quite a few handfuls off of them:)
David's new veggie this year is beets.

We still have to wait to find what the outcome of these will be.

For Mr. Will you please make me some more pesto!
Strawberries all season this year!

Yeah for yogurt and berries for breakfast.
The grapes David planted early last year sadly died.

These are late season plants from last year.

Wow--they taste great and there is quite a few out there:)

That is what everyone in the Pacific Northwest is saying about the tomatoes.

After large quantities of rain well into June.

We stayed with somewhat warm days and cool evenings through most of July!

And yes, we, with everyone else are finally picking some juicy red tomatoes.
Next year we are hoping the plum and cherries will produce.

And if we follow through with the chickens in the garden area we may be able to have some squash and let the chickens fatten up on squash beetles!

1 comment:

"Are These Kids All Yours?" said...

Moved her a bit late...although I am sure here the growing season is much longer.....maybe after we get all our furniture put back together and moved in.....Oh well never mind that will be spring time and we will get to put in a garden :) he he he oh well.