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Monday, July 30, 2012

The Country Garden Showcase #31


Welcome back to the hop for everything garden related.  My plants and animals are growing steadily and so are the weeds.  I have loaded  up a few pictures of what's going on around this place.  I hope you enjoy them and please don't forget to link up your garden post too.

Heidi


 This is my four month old cockerel and a few of his girls.  I am free ranging them most days now...
 This is my small chicken garden adjacent to the large chicken yard.  I am growing yellow zukes, fairytale pumpkins, and mammoth sunflowers for the girls to eat.
 A yellow zuchini plant.
 sweet bell peppers
 eggplant blossoms
 artichoke blossom
 San marzano paste tomatoes.  I planted 25 of them.
 Armenian cucumbers
 Last year's celery is going to seed so I can dry it and bottle it up.
 pickling cukes climbing
 butternut squash blossom
 sage
 Golden concord grapes growing into an apple tree.  I did prune last year, but these old vines grow so fast.
 My honeybee garden
 This is the view from my front door...
 a baby pumpkin
 a jubilee tomato
 the sweet corn is almost ripe for picking
 I love tassels
 birdhouse gourd
 a tiny birdhouse gourd
 a big max pumpkin
 my living fence...
 peaches
 my nectarines are almost ripe
I never thought I'd be able to collect all these nectarines with this adorable apron my friend Dolly made for me...  but I did.  Thank you Dolly.

Okay, now it's your turn to link up and share!!!  
Let's get hopping.

I am sharing this week's post on the Homestead Barn Hop too.




7 comments:

  1. Heidi
    Looks like your garden is doing great. You will have some wonderful produce to eat, can and freeze.

    Your front door view is lovely!

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  2. Your garden looks wonderful!

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  3. Thanks for the kind words Robyn and Rose.

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  4. Yep, your garden really does look great. I'm so glad that someone is surviving this heat and drought. My poor garden is pretty much dead despite our constant babying and watering. *sigh* Time to plan for fall...

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  5. Lovely pictures, and I absolutely love that your garden is in your front yard! It must look wonderful to your neighbours. :)

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  6. Hi!
    Thanks for letting me share my own recipe of helathy, tasty and delicious Nourishing cocoa bars!

    Here’s the link:http://www.momessentials.net/nourishing-cocoa-bars

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  7. I LOVE your idea of a chicken garden all their own. Adds living beauty for them to forage in! I give my gals anything that got too big in the garden (ie missed squash!) and lots of garden scraps, but the idea of a chicken garden provides a crop of insects too! Love it! Thanks for sharing this. And your garden is gorgeous!

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