Friday, June 22, 2012

Blog Catch Up!

We are at the end of the first two weeks of summer and my how they've flown!
It's all been fun - and I will share it on the blog over the next few days, but I think we are all looking forward to a quieter weekend and an upcoming week with no predetermined activities.

This post is for the moms!  Cooking and gardening updates that I know they've just been dying for!

First of all, I made kolaches for Donald.
He had mentioned them a while back and I put it off because I expected a lot of work and just couldn't carve out enough time.
I finally set aside some time on a weekend and found a recipe in my Texas Highways Cookbook that was quick and delicious!
I made cherry and apricot kolches and they were a hit!

Earlier in the day, the girls had their birthday treat from Renee...a mani/pedi!
Pretty results!

And finally - a garden update (current as of today!)

This little area has herbs (oregano, thyme and basil), strawberries and two little blueberry bushes.

An overview of the vegetable part of the garden.
Hola Sanchez!

 This is a cherry tomato in the corner and two tomatillo plants on either side.

We've got two rows of green beans and a yellow squash plant.  The rows behind the squash have green onions, spinach and beets.

This picture shows the carrots, Loretta the Cabbage and our onions.
I only ran out of last years onion's about a month ago.
Looking forward to more!

And here's Loretta's close-up.  
I included my foot in the picture to give you perspective.
She's no dainty lady - that's for sure!

Next are an eggplant and potatoes.

 And in the back, Donald planted corn, pumpkins and watermelons!

If all goes as planned, we should definitely eat well and inexpensively!

And finally, here's the garden frog keeping an eye on everything!
Later folks!
I'll be back sooner next time!


  1. Wow! That's some garden!!! I always get sick of taking care of the garden by about mid August...
    Now I know I can just go knock on your door :-)

  2. By the end of the summer, our neighbors are usually shutting their blinds and locking their doors when they see us coming with more produce. You just may have to come and get some!!