it's been a busy week! but june is always busy for anyone who tends to their gardens and animals! we have had a few nice days, and although we woke up to a really foggy morning, it cleared itself up toute de suite and we enjoyed another beautiful day!
pay close attention to the tires under the tree on the right hand side of the pic. my friend Pioneer Preppy thinks that they are ugly, among others who will remain un-named. those tires are beautiful to me - do you want to know why? once the potatoes reach 4-6 inches in height, we put another tire on top of them and fill them up to their necks with dirt. we have harvested at least 600lbs in potatoes over the past several years - potatoes that we didn't pay for!!! we grew them ourselves!!!
oh and please be sure to notice all of the junk in our yard. free stuff that has been re-purposed and re-used. we don't live in an old folks home with trimmed lawns and pools - bahahahahah! we love our land, our tires and our junk. we most especially love that we are healthy enough to live this kind of a lifestyle - it's sheer bliss being here!
anyway - look away if you are hungry - we've been eating some good food this past week! some loaded nachos:
chicken, broccoli, lemon and garlic stirfry on home-grown lettuce and jasmine rice:
how about kiwi and mango on fresh home-grown lettuce:
jambaloney's fave - steak and veggie shish-kebabs:
some little personal pizzettes:
and this morn, i just had to have hollandaise sauce on my poached eggs and toast, and some on the steamed broccoli. you can get my tried and true hollandaise sauce recipe here.
lots of beauty showing up around the Manor:
i don't know what those tiny blue flowers are called, but i love them. i call them tiny-tines!
and volunteer chives already going to flower - woohoo! there's some seed collecting in my future!
i don't know what these pretty pink flowers are called either. therefore, they are also called tiny-tines.
as are the white ones. more tiny-tines.
wild strawberry! we love walking around and picking them when they fruit. they are tiny - but they are everywhere on our land!
woohoo! radishes baby!
they should be producing soon too!
i transplanted my brassicas from the greenhouse to outdoors and they are doing well!
i also planted corresponding seeds to finish up each row. therefore, not all 20 bok chois will come up at the same time!
here's some pretty ferns just starting to uncurl!
and supper tonight is one of our favourite, old-time standbys - pasta with fresh chopped tomatoes, a ton of garlic and olive oil, a ton of parmesan, chives and parsely - yummeh!
i am off to catch up on blog-reading now. hope you all have had a good week!