Saturday, July 11, 2009

first harvest

We've been able to do a bit of harvesting from the garden. Despite the critters' efforts, we still have potatoes, corn, and cucumbers (and oddly some tomato plants but I'm almost afraid to say that one out loud). Here is a photo of potatoes we got from two of our plants. I was rather impressed at the size of some of the potatoes. We made a dish to take to Mom's for Fourth of July. It was ok, but the honey glaze dried the potatoes out a bit too much. Next time we'll modify it.
So far only two cucumbers were the right size to harvest but many more blooms are out there. The next batch we will make into pickles.

Our corn is almost as tall as me now. I think it will tassel out this week and there are already ear buds so assuming it wind pollinates ok we should have corn in a few weeks. Yum! I know next year will be much better for yield. We'll have up a proper fence and we're putting in raised beds so the roots will be able to get really deep. Plus we'll have all the compost we've been prepping from this year. I love being able to compost. I've always wanted to but never had the space. We literally only set our trash out once every three weeks now. Everything else is either recycled or goes in compost. It makes me feel very good.

On the knitting front, I've been working on some socks for my friend Gwen to take to Sock Summit for her booth. She sent me some yarn to knit up samples but I have to finish three of them by the end of July. Whew, fastest I have ever knit socks but so far I've got one done, another to the heel, and the yarn wound for the third (hey, that counts as progress!). Once I'm done with those it is back to the grind on the baby blanket squares for my swap which have to all be mailed out by August 15th. This pic is at the point of the heel on my first sock.

Pattern: Summer Fun Sock by Knitspot (
Yarn: Ice Cream Sundae in the colorway Root Beer Float (found at there, buy now and support my friend)
Needles: size 2 Knitpicks circulars
I'm really enjoying the subtle variegation of the yarn. I have some for me that I might use once I get out from under the million other things I have started hehe.

Josh made me a delicious omelette today with muenster cheese inside on a bed of asparagus spears sauteed in garlic butter with ginger. It was so pretty I just had to share.

He's currently making me vegetarian lasagna in our new Caphalon roasting pan that will likely never see meat in it. (Ok, maybe at Thanksgiving if we host it this year). Aren't I a lucky gal?

1 comment:

  1. You are a lucky gal!! My hubby's idea of cooking is only done in the microwave :-)