Winter Wonderland Christmas Soap
14 hours ago
|Skittles our little rescue kitty is "helping" me with my garden chores.|
|Vegetable medley, spiced beets, green cabbage sauerkraut|
with carrot, apple and caraway, sweet and hot daikon radishes,
and beet and red cabbage sauerkraut with allspice.
These will provide our family with tasty, living foods, teeming
with vital probiotic bacteria.
The work area may be a bit Spartan but it functions pretty well.
|The west side flower beds are 3 feet high and growing|
|The east side Veranda garden is lush too!|
|The "Watering Can Garden", as we call it, is full of herbs and flowers. Some are done for the season, others are getting ready to come on. Next up, the bright yellow flowers of tarragon and the scarlet cascading blooms of pineapple sage.|
This side of the herb bed holds many culinary herbs like rosemary and pesto basil as well as medicinal herbs and flowers
|Lil' Swiss Miss, our 1957 Swiss Colony Camper is all decked out in pink flamingos, impatiens and fuschia|
|The pergola where Lil' Swiss Miss presides is a cool place to sit in the heat of the day and view the herb garden and frog pond .It is also a great place to watch the birds.|
|The gold fish in the frog pond are almost the size of koi. The frogs were shy and leaped into the water just as I took this photo|
|One of two pepper beds is full of hot peppers. In this bed are habanero, jalapeno, serrano and Thai bird chiles. The other pepper bed has sweet peppers, like bell and banana peppers.|
|The last of the tomatoes are ripening and then I will clear the bed for cabbages.|
|We have still got pumpkins coming on and some large ones ripening|
|Beds of kale and Swiss chard have been producing since last fall. Some of the perpetual spinach and Swiss chard (a bed not shown) are three years old.|
|I will have to dig up my ginger and turmeric before the frost and let it over winter inside. I can harvest as needed from it's pot during the winter and then plant it out again in the spring to finish off.|
|Tagg is the only dog I've ever met who smells flowers|
|"Momma Dawn" and Tagg in Costa Rica 2009|
|Watching for the mail person to come|