Friday, August 5, 2016

Wandering Camera - August edition

I am linking with my friend Soma's Wandering camera series, check out the others here...

 If you are looking for my free blocks for the In Our Garden QAL click here (there is a giveaway too!)


I am having trouble with sciatica the last couple days so I have a slow walk to show you today...

First, I was able to can some green relish earlier this week to use up some of the abundance of produce in our garden...
 This is so good, my friend Cheryl gave me the recipe...I always have a ton of green tomatoes and this year is no exception.

 It takes loads of peppers also though so we pretty much had to harvest all we had, I am waiting for them to come back now!
 I hate to show you my unruly tomato vines, they got ahead of me and I didn't prune/tie them as I should have...brings to mind that giant plant that eats people...hmmmm.
 This is a fun gourd vine...and you can see our bees in the background.  I am allergic to stings so I don't so any weeding back here.
 I like the angle of this picture because it looks like our sunflower reaches over the treeline :)
I adore sunflowers and this is a happy one!
Hoping to have our first sweet corn for supper tonight??!!

 We have been lucky with several pickings of green beans this year.
 Not sure what's going on here, I have a whole patch of milkweed but the caterpillars all want this one??!!
 My walking buddies, Buddy and Sam.
A view of the garden...I call the fence the rhino enclosure, it does do a good job of keeping the deer, raccoons, bunnies, and unruly lab puppies out.

Thanks for joining me on my walk this morning :)

Linking up with Whims and Fancies Wandering Camera.

 

15 comments:

Carla said...

Your garden always amazes me. It's functional, but it looks so darn pretty.

Aunt 'Reen said...

That Sweet Relish looks delicious.
Your garden is truly amazing!
I love all the beautiful pictures you've shared - Thank You!
Sorry to hear of your sciatica, I hope you find some quick relief.

Little Quiltsong said...

Oh, I can almost smell your tomatoe plants just looking at them. Corn for supper - mmmmmmm! Love seeing your garden pics and the beautiful country scenery. Hope you feel better soon. That relish looks delicious!

Patty D from NC said...

Great photos! I love the sunflowers and the wandering pups!

Paige said...

Beautiful pics, everything is so lush and green!

Nancy in IN said...

Not sure what's going on here, I have a whole patch of milkweed but the caterpillars all want this one??!! usually means butterflies. Wow they will be beautiful. Great garden. Hope you are feeling better.

StitchinByTheLake said...

That sciatic stuff is a killer - been there, done that, in bed for six weeks! My sister is the beekeeper in our family. Delicious! blessings, marlene

Valerie Reynolds said...

I enjoyed my walk with you! Thanks for sharing! SMILES being sent.

Carol S. said...

In spite of your bad back it looks like you had an amazing walk. I love all these pictures! I hope your back gets better soon...no fun!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Hope your back feels better. Yep my tomatoes look like that too. I have got a good picking from my short row of beans, and started picking again. Tomorrow I will go and get another bushel to can.

~ Dixie said...

How does your garden grow? Well indeed! Your sweet relish looks so tasty.
Great pics! I hope your back is feeling better.

Soma @ whimsandfancies.com said...

I hope you are feeling better now, Kris! That relish must be really tasty. Such a lovely morning walk. Your garden is growing so beautifully. I like the "A view of the garden" photo very much. Ooooo Puppies!!! And sunflowers!! You sure know how to get my attention :)

Thanks so much for linking up on Wandering Camera!!

-Soma

Deanie said...

Milk weed is what those caterpillars like to eat and soon they will be cocooning and turning into beautiful butterflies.

Deanie said...

Although not sure those caterpillars are the kind that turn into beautiful butterflies, they may be a different type.

Janine @ Rainbow Hare said...

Your garden looks great. Beautiful and productive! I hope your sciatica is better :)