Friday, July 25, 2008

The garden and such

I was finally able to take some pictures of our crazy garden. They are a bit blurry, but I think you'll get the idea. On the left against the fence are sunflowers, they get huge. In the front right of the box is the zucchini, it gets huge. Next to the zucchini is where the peas were, I took them out a couple weeks ago, it was too hot for them and they were huge.


Here's a different view. To the right are the crazy virus-like cantaloupe. It's growing up the fence, in between all the sunflowers, it's huge. In between the zucchini and the cantaloupe are tomatoes. We started them a little late so they are just flowering and not so huge yet. The garden doesn't look quite as hilarious as it did when we had the fence around it. We were trying to keep the rabbits out and it was so funny trying to keep all the plants in. Turns out the bunnies were getting in anyway, so we ditched the fence. I do have to say that we have been pleased with our first attempt at gardening. Our planning was poor, but things are growing and we are so grateful to have food to eat from our own yard.

I'm not much of a take a picture of your dinner for the blog type, mostly because I really don't cook that well, nothing is very noteworthy. However, I did make this loaf of bread yesterday and was very impressed with how it turned out and thought I would share. It's a recipe from this book. Yep it's the end of July and we had homemade bread with soup for dinner. It's OK to sweat while you eat right?

6 comments:

Kelly said...

oh man that bread looks so yummy!! As do all of those fresh veggies. . .I'll call my mom for the cantaloupe smoothie!

Nancy Sabina said...

That bread does look delish. I hate that we have to eat certain things at certain times of the year. I crave fruit salad in Januray and soup in August. Darn those seasons!

How's that for a "demanding American" attitude?

Heather said...

Your garden looks so successful! I'm impressed with the amount of variety you got into that planter. Way to go!

Jolie said...

Great Garden! Nothing like homemade bread! That is magazine cover worthy! Who says food can't be beautiful!

kim ellsworth said...

i agree, that bread looks amazing....will you be posting the recipe soon?

The Lewis Scoop said...

Wow, you could give martha a run for her money. Way to go.