Busy summer in full swing, lots to blog about but seem to be short on time keeping up with everything, I'm sure you all can relate. :-)
If you look closely next to Kathleen you will see very tall stalks of overgrown Asparagus. Soon to be cut down and getting it ready for harvest next year. We have quite a freezer full of it for Winter!
Cabbage....which beetles I'm sure are enjoying as we've been pulling them off the blackberries and roses. Jerry dropped a few beetles in for the chickens... ;-)
We have all kinds of pumpkins, gourds, squash, etc. popping up in the garden and some we didn't intentionally plant! LOL
Our plums are forming nicely, you can just see them in the branches above Kathleen's head.
She has so much enthusiasm for the garden and all the things growing in our own backyard!
This pumpkin has tripled it's size since I've taken this photo.
Queen Ann's Lace as I remember this fondly from my childhood... always thought it was so pretty.
Our tomato plants have really taken off... weeds too... That's another treat the chickens like when we give them fresh weeds from the garden. :-) Works for me!
Captured this moment of Jerry showing Kathleen things in the garden.
Lowes had pepper plants on clearance for $7.88, so we picked it up, already quite a few peppers on it!
Kathleen caught a good picture of this little guy....
Loving all my lilies....
Hostas looking good too. Our holly hedge really took a hard hit this winter. We are hoping it comes back. There is green at the bottom giving us hope.... we may need to cut it down to that point. Also have added fertilizer to it.
Kathleen's sunflower still doing awesome!
Loving my Rose of Sharon blooms and the hummingbirds and bumblebees are too!!
One of the other projects on our list was spiffing up our shed. These are before pictures; the paint was peeling bad and some of the wood was starting to rot...
We've been waiting for the rain to let up to actually get it scraped down and repainted.
I took these back in April before we built the chicken coop.
These are the after pictures, it looks so much better! There are baby birds in the bird houses so the mom wasn't too happy with us while the work was being done. Jerry and Hayley and Kathleen worked on the painting.
After it was painted he was able to secure the trellis he made for me.
Just a few more random pictures around the yard.