Thursday, July 13, 2017

Help With Plant Identification

All you farmers, vegetable growers, backyards garden enthuastic...can you help me identify this lovely green plant?  I would say zucchini but then if you look at whatever is growing it looks like a butternut squash or something.
If you look at the spent blossom you can see a little round thing...looks maybe like a watermelon?  It has ridges.  As long as the chickens and goats don't find it we are good.  Makes it a little challenging to clean out from underneath the coop.

Friday, June 30, 2017

There Are Still Blooms

The hummingbirds love these scarlet honeysuckles.

The loan beebalm.

The lilies are going crazy!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

A Little Bit Of Joy and An Oh No!

Today was my first official day of summer break...that means I am getting down and dirty with all the weeds in the flower beds.  Nothing better than dirt under my fingernails...well, unless it is warm sand between my toes.

This was in the bed by the rabbit hutch.  There are several about ready to bloom.

This beauty came up through the hosta on Mr. Bill's side of the house... a complete surprise.

Thought I would give Mark a little bit of sunshine while he read his book.

Guess what I found in the dirt...a cicada!  Oh no, they have made their way from the Nature Center to my yard.  The chickens will be fat and happy by the time they have all come out of hibernation or whatever they are in for 7 years.  Sorry, Ms. Renee!

Friday, May 26, 2017

Eating Myself Silly

Look and taste great!!!

I hope they hold out for another two weeks...I need to make a pie!