Sunday, June 3, 2018

we interrupt your regularly scheduled program.... order to bring you this "sad and pathetic, its been about 3 months since we last posted" post.

but isn't this beautiful - this is what we look at while working at the kitchen table/counter and we also see the same view from our comfy chairs in the living room.

this is out back - just as beautiful and where jambaloney builds all the different projects and i run around and chase cats! jambaloney has been using the tractor to fix our road to the river - woohoo!

jambaloney built a new cat-scratching stand that stays on the deck (old tattered one to the left. new one on the right)

ahhhhh. my 2 greenhouses. they are a dream. built by jambaloney.

here's the new indestructable pea bed.

here's a side view.

" ye olde awesome washing station" is back in place. 

it's a little bit ugly but it does it's job just fine! the sink is actually a pre-molded shower base that someone threw in the garbage that jambaloney scarfed 5 years ago!!!

this is greenhouse #2 stuffed to the gills with tomatoes and strawberries.

greenhouse #1 is filled with new peppers and a variety of other things. and yes, we still have jambaloney's step-dad's seeding tray that he gave to us back in the city that we used to start seeds and protect plants every spring/summer.

another side of greenhouse #1 with various-sized peppers.

lots of trays of lettuce on the other side.

and what can i say about these amazing strawberries that i harvested today except that they are gorgeous, sweet and delicious and there's a ton more like this. soon we'll be eating strawberries every day!!!

those strawberries were then quickly turned into this awesome afternoon snack:

fresh-picked berries drizzled with raw honey, coconut milk, a ton of freshly-cracked black pepper and fresh mint from our garden - deelish!

we are very sorry that we haven't been posting regularly but sometimes life gets in the way. we really got a headstart on the gardening this year. i'll have further posts about the method we use to start seeds indoors, let them get them get big enough and then out to the greenhouse they go. our cucumbers, melons, and squashes are currently living in the greenhouse in the house and will be moved out soon. we'll plant our carrots in a few days and i am finally working on flowers while jambaloney is working on fixing the beds, digging and leveling areas and although the yard looks like a mess - heck it's our mess. but because we had the 2 greenhouses to move the plants to - we are feeling a little bit ahead this year (*knocks on head*). that means we can spend plenty of time making the yard a little neater. we are looking forward to that!

jambaloney also works on his contract pretty much everyday on top of all of the stuff he builds, fixes and all kinds of different stuff. he's been trout fishing and we have already had some beautiful, delicious fresh-caught trout meals for breakfast, dinner and supper.

we are looking forward to river days, boating down to the ocean, and this year we promised each other to do some sight-seeing trips around the island. i will take many pics when we go out on our adventures. right now is one of the best springs we have ever had. we are planning to enjoy it and then summer will arrive. we have a ton of plans and we think it's going to be a pretty good and long spring, summer, and autumn this year. and one last thing before we sign out:

fresh-caught trout with fried potatoes and a yummy salad.

we're sending love to all of you and hoping that you are all having a wonderful spring!!!!

we now return you to your regularly scheduled program (while i go and catch up with your blogs!)