Snow

This is one of the coldest winters and we had our first snowfall for 2018 yesterday. We got more than expected and didn’t have to go to work so I’m out and about photographing the snow.

The chicken and ducks are cold and they have to be well-fed to keep their bodies warm, they also fly back and forth to keep their bodies warm.

The snowfall overnight and made the net very heavy.

The ducks don’t mind staying outside in the cold, but I’m sure they can’t wait for Spring and warm weather to arrive.

The chickens stay inside the cope and only come out to eat.

I’m happy to see the snow but can’t wait to work in the garden again.

Max loves playing in the snow, and I enjoyed a day off from work. I went back to work today, the road was treacherous in the morning especially the secondary roads that were packed with ice. The drive home was not so bad, most roads were cleared.

November Garden Update

It has been a while since I last posted on the blog, and can’t believe it’s November already. I took these photos last weekend and it’s the last set of photos for the garden before the Autumn harvest. I had a good turn out for the Chayote squash.

It didn’t start bearing fruits/vegetables until late September.

I planted Summer squash and it did fairly well in September also.

The bell peppers did well, these 2 photos were taken in September and I had a few bell peppers up until last week.

We had our first frost last week and I had to harvest all the peppers and freeze them for the Winter.

We had plenty of Ogras and it was too much for a few of us that I might have to plant less next year.

I do love the Autumn colors and sadly it’s the last of the garden. I won’t have time to plant the Winter garden but looking forward to next Spring.

Plenty of lemongrasses, and all cut and froze for the Winter.

The mint is still pretty but doesn’t smell or taste good during the cold months.

The last few bell peppers.

I’ll be leaving the banana trees outside this year, and harvested the leaves for steam cooking.

I hope to post more often and share more Autumn photos.

Garden Update Mid July

We have been fortunate to get so much rain in our area, and I didn’t have to water as much the last 2 months.

The Asian string beans cover the fence trellis,

I like to make spicy green bean salad. I didn’t take a new photo and the one below was taken several years back of Lao String Beans Spicy Salad.

Lots of leaves for the Chayote squash, so far no fruit yet. This is my first year planting it and not sure what to expect.

The peppers are doing well, it’s getting to be top heavy and I will need to get some wooden stakes for support.

The tomatoes ripe about the same time and I have plenty right now. I thought my tomatoes look odd, I went to the farmer’s market on Sunday and those tomatoes looked strange also. They are not round like the tomatoes you see in the supermarket. It might be that the sun, wind, and rains shape the tomatoes. I’m not too concern about the shape since they taste delicious.

I get at least a dozen okras every other day.

My marigolds planted from seeds finally bloom. They are exceptionally tall, late bloomer but well worth the wait.