Friday, June 20, 2008

a perpetual work in progress

Today was a pretty good day. Rained for a minute, but still pretty damn hot. Plants all look like they are loving all the intense sun and heat, lots of new budding growth. Pinched off most of it to promote larger growth instead of early fruiting. Mulching the top-soil will be necessary later on.

Hops new growth, lookin strong and green, wrapping itself around the twine for a strong bond.

The wind got to all this "greenhouse growth"

These two photos are of the same vine

Here is our aussie shepherd, collie heeler mix. Tella is digging her way to china.

part of the reason my day went so well was finally mastering the ins and outs of driving this sweet ride. my new daily driver. a four cylinder 1.3 liter 1991 ford made in korea. 30-40 mpg and great legroom everything. re-registered the chevy as a secondary use vehicle. firewood in the winter and trailers of manure here and there.With gasoline approaching five or six bucks per gal. the half-ton 5.7 liter vortec v-8 just isn't a good daily driver, seeing as I live ten miles from work and need to be there five days a week. basic math=festiva

all organic seedless watermelon

Below: organic "bush" beans that Paul from work was kind enough to gift me.
Not sure if they are self supporting or if they'll need something like the pole beans. Time will tell, like I said before, it's a work in progress.

This one is my regular pole beans, waiting for them to take off any time now.

organic baby bibb lettuce. drip line everywhere!

organic lemon cucumbers, some flowering going on, which is nice to see butterflys and lady bugs all over.

All organically grown mammoth sunflowers racing to fulfill their title

wall rug we got from Gudrun; Becke's brother's mother-in-law. She lives in woodinville,WA, so the southwestern-Zuni thing was not working out for her. Thank you Gudrun

We are both very pleased with it, and i think it might grow us tall corn.

Our organic chives. We have about six or eight containers of these that need to be planted in the ground. We have less than twenty plants total in containers. The ground keeps the roots cooler and more moist than a container which is dry and hot...rough on the root systems

All organic tomatillos: geeting nice woodsy stalks to help support themselves in whatever makeshift ramshackle support device I get around to building.

Sweet peas lookin' gooooooooood.

Below is a picture of how it's looking today, with the thriving tomatillos up front. Also a pretty good shot of all the fence work. I don;t wanna buy another t-post ever.

One of our larger roma tomatoes; started from organic seed.

radish patch, being eaten by hungry ants. Still needs thinning later, as does most everything. Planning for a little carnage to ensure bountiful harvest. Still doing a lot of research on home-canning methods and what I need besides just mason jars.
Becke thinks we should defenately grow strawberries next year and the promise of home-made popsicles on a hot- day is apparently too great.

Chinook hop clone is looking good. Holding it's own outside. Good new growth

Bodacious variety of all organic sweet corn. (Below)

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