The summer of 2020 has proven to be our best garden year ever. We are having a blast trying new things and learning to improve some things we've done in the past.
This is a section of our garden with straw laid down to be used as mulch. Pictured above are tomatoes, peppers, basil, radishes, spring onions, and cucumbers.
The cucumber plants got huge! The mulch helped to protect the fruits as they grew, so that they did not rot on the ground or get overgrown by weeds.
Pictured above are our pepper and tomato plants, and we started to grow some oregano in between the beds.
This is some beautiful healthy basil! MMMM! It smells so good!
We've got zucchini coming in!
A nice little harvest. From backyard farm to table!
Looks like the beginning of lots of fresh salsa!
This was a delicious medley of buttery, sauteed, zucchini and summer squash, with a heavy dose of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce.
Radishes, pulled up straight from the ground and rinsed off.
Here's one of our rooster guys!
He was getting a tag put on his foot for easy identification.
Josh at JM Construction made some phenomenal wooden stakes for our tall growing tomato plants!
Look how tall they are! And, yes the tomato plants will get that big!
Thanks for your hard work Josh!
Inside, the house plants are getting some good sunshine!
We find these interesting creatures all over the yard at certain times of the year. Does anyone know what they are?
This is another one that looks slightly different, as if they are a type of molting bug, or one that transforms into something different. Drop us a resource in the comments if you know what this insect may be.
Chicken feathers can be a valuable resource for art projects. We collect them regularly and are saving them up to make a large dream catcher.
Once collected, we wash them with castile soap and rinse well, then dry.
Collecting feathers is a simple, sustainable, and spiritual aspect of our practice that we find very rewarding.
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We are having a great year at our homestead. Thank you for joining us!
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Cheers - Hallie 💗
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