Monday, August 22, 2011

Beans! and the 'Berry Tree'?

I am so excited! This is the best my beans have done in a very long time! Usually the deer break into the garden and only leave a few leaves and buds at the top of the teepee's, but they haven't gotten into either garden this year! Yay!

bean teepee's early Sunday morning

Six four-legged teepee's reaching high into the sky

My mouth is watering just thinking of the yummy green beans cooked with bacon, onion and garlic ~ just the way my Grandma used to make them! :~P

Or made into a delicious creamy, garden fresh vegetable chowder she used to call 'Mulligan'!

The bean plants are just loaded with blossoms, too, forecasting an abundant harvest in days to come ~ IF the weather cooperates and the deer don't get into the garden! :~O


On another note ~

I was up behind the barn talking to the Gentleman Farmer while he was stacking the many cords of firewood he has been cutting for our winter heat.

I spotting a strange sight out of the corner of my eye~

there... up in the fir tree...

Do you see it?

A little do you see it?

Look half way up the tree branches on the left...

There they are ~ Himalayan Blackberries growing up in the Fir Tree about 20 feet in the air!

Too high for me to pick but I see that they are beginning to ripen and I will have to go out picking some for jelly and syrup! More delicious goodness from the farm!


Jami at An Oregon Cottage for

Thank you, ladies, for hosting!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The Apple Tree

It is mid-August and apple harvest time has begun ~

at least for the Transparent Apple tree which is the first

to fruit here at Cove Cottage Farm.

Step under the canopy of the tree, peer up and behold

the multitude of golden globed apples!

This has been one of the better producing years

for this old tree. And I somehow have managed to

beat the deer to the majority of them!

These sunshiny orbed beauties are not only 'pleasant

to the eyes' they are 'good for food', applesauce

to be precise!

But before they can fulfill their destiny,

they must be picked!

And to see what they are to become...

please follow me to The Pantry!

Joining Tracie at Fishtail Cottage for

Cottage Flora Thursday!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Sweet Peas

This must be what heaven smells like!

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And Tracie for