jambaloney has finished building the greenhouse - WAHOOEY! and the yard is showing that he has been spending his time building the greenhouse and working on his contract!!!!
it's a bit overgrown but soo green and lush - we don't care! no one can see us up on our hill...but they are pretty crazy about lawn maintenance out here! crazy, eh?
and here she be in all her glory - we have named her greenhouse#2 (yes, we know that we are pretty original thinkers!). every single window gotten out of other people's garbage for the last 6yrs!!!!
there's some finessing to be done, to be sure, but it was hot as hades in there this afternoon when he finished it! and it's got a lovely door that our big bro G and our big sis Cgave us!!!
i have been trying to feed the man some good protein/carb/veg/fruit/legume meals every day...he's out there by himself building this monster of a 20 X 8 ft greenhouse!!!! here's some mushroom fried rice cooked in sesame oil with a ton of garlic and a bit of soya.
because he's been working so hard on the greenhouse AND his contract - he needs some heavy food even though summer has just started. here's kymberz "hmmm...what else can i throw into this soup?" soup.
i couldn't begin to tell you what's in that soup. it just starts with 2 pints of homemade bone broth, 1 pint of homemade veg broth, canned tomatoes, pasta, kale, 5 kinds of beans, hamburger and 10 million spices. this soup could knock down an elephant. i made a ton and froze some for jambaloney's lunches at work and some for us to have a quick dinner or supper.
after he's been working a few hours, i make him stop and come in and have a little bit of something cool - like freshmade salsa, guacamole, hummus or chilled soups. like this chilled cantaloupe soup.
i made a kimchi-ish/pickled daikon radish, carrot and bean sprouts kimchi.
we eat these regularly and various other fermented/pickled/probiotic foods. the kimchi above is to go with this:
here's a beautiful rib-cap-off that jambaloney got at half price. it's to make kymberz version of korean bulgogi. after 3 days of sitting in that marinade in the fridge, regularly being rubbed, it will be so tender it will be very difficult to get that thing on the grill. persevere kids - persevere!
here's edgar (aka the rat), sleeping on a shelf on the porch.
right on top of Frankie Blue Eyes (aka monky-manoonch) who is sleeping in the shoe rack.
cats eh? can't live with them, can't live without them! something else we can't live without?
our pollinators!!! because we need pollinators for these!
this is the earliest we have had tomatoe flowers - woohoo! xox