Friday, June 5, 2015

Blackberry Hill

Today, my wife showed me the holy grail of blackberry patches.
The photos can't do it justice. The owner of the garden started with two or three potted blackberrries three years ago. This year she conservatively estimates harvesting 200kg (440lbs) of blackberries. It was awe inspiring!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Avocado dreaming

Is it just me or does that look like my two year old avocado in a self watering planter is about to bloom!?

I grew it from seed and kept it indoors over the winter.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Aquaponic strawberries

Well, the aquaponic strawberries have not done as well as I had hoped. I think I might need more fish. But this berry I picked today was sooooooo goooood!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Surprise Vegetables

Today I finally got around to weeding around the greenhouse and the road garden. To my surprise some carrots and a potato somehow survived the Weedpacalypse.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Passion fruit

This year, the greenhouse has yielded some very nice Passionfruit. I just wait for them to drop, and leave them on the kitchen counter until they are a bit wrinkly.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Indian Blood Peach Season

Mmmm peaches

Saturday, August 30, 2014

End of August

The end of August means the end of summer for me. Sure it is still hot. But the heat has lost something.... It's hard to explain, but I am sure you know what I mean. It might happen earlier or later in your area, but summer is winding down. It makes me kind of sad in some ways, but the promise of those perfect fall days that are right around the corner lift me up in other ways.

The kids are going back to school on Monday, and the local pool will shut down on Sept. 10 for the year. We ate the last watermelon (besides the one the crows got because the kids forgot to shut the greenhouse door... grrrr) at the beach, and tomorrow is the last summer BBQ. Of course then we will have autumn BBQs. So that is not such a big deal. So here is just a post full of pictures of what was a really awesome summer. Too awesome to spend much time writing blog posts- sorry about that.

My secondhand greenhouse- tomatoes on the left, watermelon, zucchini, and a papaya in the middle, eggplant, peppers, passionfruit on the right

The volunteer fireman's BBQ party

Our new garage (made of recycled wood) and mini-van. 

His head really isn't that big. It is just the camera angle.

The house before re-staining

And the house after 24 liters of Xyladecor exterior wood stain.
The roof peak was a bit scary on just a ladder. Glad I won't have to do that again for a few years.


And the eldest pwning a watermelon at the beach.