Monday, June 19, 2017

Picking Time!

Well, picking season has arrived!
Loaded up with squash... already putting casseroles in the freezer.
Loaded up with cucumbers... already made a batch of pickles.
Good picking of snap beans... got 5 quarts in the pantry.
OVERLOADED with Blueberries... picking every 2 days.
And with the rains we've had regularly, I suspect things will continue along nicely.  My "second plantings" are already up too, and about to begin blooming... peas, beans, and squash.


Monday, June 5, 2017

Caged In


No blueberries for TWO years, thanks to the birds!
Well, when I saw my old plants, standing 7 feet tall and 7 feet wide,
and bending over from the weight of berries,
I decided to do something about it.
Made me a "hoop house" that really is a cage!
No birds in there now!  Just lots of berries waiting to turn blue!
It ain't pretty, but it's functional.