Thursday, September 11, 2008

Farm and Garden Updates

It took me awhile yesterday to get to feeling like my normal self. After dinner I decided that I felt well enough to go down to the garden and pick a few things. I enjoyed the breeze and the surprise of produce that was waiting for me. I picked enough green beans that I will be canning today. We still have enough tomatoes to can at least another batch. I didn't feel like picking all of those so I just chose enough to eat out of hand. The peppers are absolutely beautiful this year. (I know I am starting to sound old when I call peppers beautiful)! This has been the best year we have ever had for growing peppers. After I picked in the garden, we all walked out to the woods to see what Robert, the man we hired to clear our woods, had accomplished thus far. He only got to work for about an hour when his dozer malfunctioned. He had to load it up and take it to Knoxville for repairs. He should be back sometime next week. I was amazed at how much he got accomplished in an hour. I have such mixed feelings about clearing the woods. The woods are the only thing that provides privacy for our farm. I know they are in horrible shape, but still I love to go there and just disappear from the rest of the world. I don't usually stay gone long, but it is such a lovely place to be by myself. Robert had to knock down a few hardwoods to clear a path to stack the trees. We will be heading out there sometime soon and cutting up those trees for firewood. On the way back to the house yesterday, Jacob asked me if I was feeling alright. He noticed I wasn't my usual bouncy self. I realized that I had probably bit off a little more than I should have by walking out to the woods right after being sick. We walked back to the house watching the moon light up the path before us while we were busy making plans for the new fences that would be installed. As I lay my head down on my pillow, I heard the sound of rain drops hitting the window. What a perfect end to another precious day.

grace and peace,



Amy said...


And if thinking your peppers are beautiful makes you old, I am officially a dinosaur. Your peppers are gorgeous!

We are going to try to grow some next year, along with tomatoes and cucumbers...We had a large garden many years ago, but it just got to be more than I could handle at the time, but next year I would like a few "containers" to garden in....Oh, and some sunflowers to go along with our daisies that come up every year.....They make me happy!

I hope that this day finds you feeling better, Julie!

God Bless,

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Anonymous said...

Wow, what a luscious-looking basket! God bless you and your family :)

Mountain Mama said...

Glad you are back on your feet again. A little "down" time for you and God took care of your gardens while you were away. What beautiful gifts from Him!

Marci said...

The peppers look great. I love all the colors. Ours are staying all green although they are supposed to be colors. I got some big beautiful green ones last night.

I hope you are better today!!!

Rob said...

How come everytime I read this thing I get hungry????

TnFullQuiver said...

Raised beds are a wonderful option if you don't have a lot of space. Container gardening is also good. I agree every home needs some sunflowers!!

Caribbean Shulamite,
It was good to hear from you. I love to hear from new people, and by the way, your name is awesome!!


I took your advice and sliced all those peppers in strips for fajitas. Thanks for taking the time to teach me something new!!

Your just missing my cooking. I was thinking this morning about tapioca...remember Grandmom always had a huge pot sitting on her stove for dessert. Sounds good doesn't it? Or maybe we could enjoy a nice banana pudding and a glass of ice tea together or better yet some homemade banana ice cream!! My family doesn't get into all those WONDERFUL desserts like you and me! I guess we will just have to wait until Thanksgiving to enjoy some yummy desserts together. love ya.

grace and peace,