here are some sunflowers blowing in the wind....for my 2 Angels, of course! they know who they are!
and this is the year of the pepper at Framboise Manor! we have a ton of frozen peppers in the freezer and i have been making pickled peppers every month for jambaloney. check out today's haul:
those will be turned into more hot sauce and pickles! and here are some of my piquante and bird's eye chili peppers that my friend Dani sent all the way from South Africa!
is that cool or what? but the greenhouse really makes a difference in regards to the peppers! and being that we overwintered a bunch of pepper plants meant they started producing in may - unheard of for around here!
so let's say you are a dog and your parents bought you a bunch of dog toys...the experts at the pet store tell you EXACTLY the toys that your husky puppy needs. you spread those toys all over the yard...her pull toys, her bacon bone, her cow's foot, all of her little balls....but then one morning your father takes you into the basement and you find the bestest toy in all of the world!
yep! an old pair of jeans! in the background is also 2 more of her favourite toys - my old nightgown and a stuffed garfield! she loves those 3 toys more than anything! except for a pair of old socks. she gets in the tire, which is empty, with her socks.
we've got a storm warning for a ton of rain for the next 3 days....most of the mainland and island will be getting hit. our part of the island will get high winds and rain...but we'll not get hit as bad as other places.
when it's rainy and cold i love to make stew! steak and kidney stew with these beauties from the garden:
these potatoes and yellow zucchini will go in the stew, too.
with onions, homemade beef broth and a ton of garlic - yummeh! the day after i will use the leftover stew to make a steak and kidney potpie - double yummeh!
here's our tomatoe harvest for today.
i plant indeterminate tomatoes so that they don't all come in at once. we have been picking tomatoes daily for over a month, eating them raw, making pasta out of them and freezing the majority of them. i will take the frozen tomatoes and cook them down into a sauce and then can them so that we'll have beautiful pasta sauce all winter.
i have to admit that we have been eating pretty terribly this past month. except for jambaloney's mom feeding us homemade chicken soup and lobster and salad, our meals have been quick and dirty! today i finally had the time to do up our favourite shrimp/vermicelli salad with a bunch of our homegrown herbs, cucumber, carrot and strawberries - it was divine!
we had katiyja out on her tether while jambaloney did work and then we made the salad. this salad takes quite a bit of work - it's mostly the dressing that takes forever, and katiyja played with her jeans and her socks and balls. she is spending more and more time outside each day and she loves it! she is definitely a Framboise Manor kind of dog!