Monday, June 16, 2008

Quick Garden Update

I took two days off from going in our garden. I still sent the kids to pick squash and zucchini, but I have been so swamped in the house the last few day. I was surprised when I walked back out yesterday and I found green beans almost ready to be picked. I also had baby cucumbers and even little tomatoes. Our apple tree is almost ready for the picking. I see apple sauce making in the near future. Our two apples trees are what we call June Apples. There is a more specific name for them, but I can't remember at the moment. They are ready by the end of June. They aren't the type of apples that you pick and eat. You have to cook them to really enjoy them. When they are ready, they have a white/pale green look about them. Oh my, do they ever make nice apple sauce and cooked apples. Add some pork chops, garden green beans, and green onions and you have a fine meal!! We have a tree at the back of our yard that we thought was too out of hand to ever produce apples again. Michael has worked on this tree the last few years and there is still much work to go. However, it is covered in apples this year. They are producing smaller apples than our other tree, but I am just thrilled that it is producing anything at all. I did finally get some okra planted and all of my tomatoes are now in the ground!!!

grace and peace,


Amy said...

I love applesauce! When you get it all me.:)

Marci said...

Everything looks wonderful. We are way behind you. We are actually behind for where we live too. =) That is OK. We got the rest of the garden in this past weekend.

We have not heard anything on the job yet. They should start setting up interviews this week or next.