That was Fast
I am soo happy that we have a VERY long growing season. I am getting a late start on my garden this year.
but am am NOT afraid. Because when I took a closer look, I found a lone strawberry plant that my chickens didn't consume, fennel, a variety of herbs, some volunteer gourds, sunflowers, my fig tree and much more.
I was so excited to see leaves on this tree. But to find fruit already developing I was elated. I wasn't sure if we would have any fruit this year. It started budding early this year and then we had SNOW. Can ya believe it, snow on the Outer Banks... granted it wasn't much but it was enough to make the buds on this tree wither and die. But, this tree has seen many seasons. It was almost killed after Hurricane Isabel and didn't produce fruit for three years. But here she is again... and I am happy to say that I got enough fruit off this tree last summer to make fig preserves.
Gourds, Gourds & More Gourds
I usually plant my gourd seeds directly in the ground. But my seed supply is a little low this year and I would like to save as many as I can from the chickens. Hopefully they will not mind the transplant too much. I will still plant some of the smaller gourds directly in the ground.
I have to tell you, I got the best bread recipe from Mother Earth News (my absolute favorite magazine). It is so simple that my 10 year old daughter can make it all by her self. And she usually does. It became a weekly thing over the winter. It is awesome... she can make a large batch, put it in the fridge and then pull from the dough as needed. Let it rise for about 45 min. and then bake for 30. We LOVE this dough. We even use it for pizza crust.
I feel like the most blessed person on the planet to have such a PHENOMINAL family! Thank you Lord, and thank you Bill for allowing me to live such a full and rich life!
I LOVE YOU!
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY BABY!