Apple Promises

One of the trees this year has shared fantastic fruit with us. The other two… well, one seems a bit spotty and moldy for some reason and the other just didn’t produce much. Probably need more of our pollinators to be developed enough to actually produce flowers.

Doesn’t stop me from admiring their growth as the summer progresses.

-FF

Strawberry Patch

Yep, some of these pictures are slightly out of order. Oh well.

We’ve already raided the strawberries at this point on the blog picture wise, but how about stopping to appreciate the flowers that gave us such wonderful berries?

-FF

Baby Asparagus

The garden hasn’t been cooperating much this summer. It’s mostly because the weather has been weird too. We didn’t get a spring, so with Redflare’s heat sensitivity it’s harder to get out there and plant all the starts.

We did manage to plant some new asparagus roots this spring to expand our patch for the future.

It sprouted!

-FF

Strawberry Pickers

School is out, so let’s put the kids to work! 😉

Something tells me they won’t mind this process because they’ll all greatly appreciate the… fruits of their labors.

Okay, maybe some of them mind.

Redflare was having him help with the watering process though, so maybe that’s why.

What I love is how careful even Thunderer was with taking the berries.

It ended up being quite the haul!

-FF

Pole Work

A few years ago the neighbor cut down a dying/dead tree. One of the branches knocked out one of the support bars of our clothesline.

You could say a tree clotheslined our clothesline even.

With that being the case, and room starting to run out in the yard to keep new trees healthy, it was time to say goodbye to the poles.

I suppose this could be considered a very uniquely destructive pole dance?

These things were properly cemented in at a certain point, plus holes at the top of the poles acted like a funnel to the ground so the area at the concrete was nice and wet.

We didn’t want to dig too deep or wide for the sake of the yard and the new trees that would be going in.

Like this new cherry tree.

While we’re out there, may as well check on the tree that had surgery too.

So far so good.

-FF

Garden Update

Things are coming along nicely outside in the recycling greenhouses.

Bunching onions…

Kale.

And even some tomatoes!

The spinach I think will need to be moved soon and the dill looks great too.


A couple years ago we planted some asparagus seeds near our patch, hoping to enlarge it. Well, nothing ever sprouted there, but this season we’re seeing some rogue asparagus starting to show up in a few unexpected places.

Like in a shrubbery!?

Spring is clearly in full… bloom because we’re getting tulips and cherry blossoms.


Some happy looking strawberries.

And the promise of some apples and asparagus where we expect them!


Before starting on a backyard project, perhaps we should ponder the johnny jump ups.

-FF