Sunday, August 01, 2010

The Shepherd's Garden

Here is The Shepherd - "Outstanding in his field" as the old saying goes...

See all of that lovely corn right behind him - It was just about ready to harvest - one of those white and yellow sweet corns that is supposed to be super yummy....

Well - the raccoons got in there last night and had a little party - ate 15 ears, the little buggers!






This is the first time in many years that we haven't had rows of tall sunflowers - this sweet little bouquet is all on one plant and it is less than two feet tall.













Last year, his big crop was purple cauliflower - this year it is going to be broccoli - I will probably spend tomorrow night blanching and freezing broccoli - it will be nice to have next winter.








My only problem with broccoli is cutworms and slugs - but at least they tend to float to the top when you blanch it... yuck...










And one little bitty cantaloupe












And lots of yellow beets - which should have been thinned a couple of weeks ago - but, his new business has taken off and he is busy every day - we need someone to come in and mow OUR lawn so he doesn't have to do it when he comes home from mowing everyone else's

4 comments:

Michelle said...

I am SO happy to hear the Shepherd's business is taking off!!!

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

WOW~!!! What a great garden, even if the raccoons got to parts of it!

vlb5757 said...

Beautiful garden! I wish ours looked that good at this point. The heat and tomato hornworms are limiting my tomato crop. We got a ton of beans and we are about to plant a fall crop. We have never done that before but I have gotten addicted to fresh green beans! So wonderful having fresh anything from the garden.

Leigh said...

I envy that corn! Ours made a very poor showing. And congrats to the success of the Shepherd's new business! May it prosper.