Monday, September 28, 2009

Soup Beans

Hard to believe there is anything growing in this bed (besides Bermuda grass) but we are still harvesting kidney beans....unfortunately they do not all come off at the same time. I've been picking dried beans for almost 2 months now. Not sure this experiment will be tried again :)

Then there is the shelling process.

And I've only gotten 3 lbs. of beans so far.
But it is kind of fun filling up more jars for the pantry (I'm weird that way).

Thursday, September 24, 2009



...not so much.

As you can see, this blog is not the only thing I have been neglecting lately. With our trip over I can finally start to work on the garden...and there is plenty to do. Many of the beds are overrun with Bermuda grass, the bane of valley gardeners. The stuff makes a great worry-free lawn because it grows with little to no care, let alone water. However, that is exactly what makes it such a pain-in-the-butt weed in the garden. Some of the roots go down several feet and it's almost impossible to completely eradicate. This should be fun :)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Death by Bug

Our wonderful plan to grow our very own pumpkins for Halloween Jack-o-Lanterns has been thwarted by the nefarious squash bug....bummer.

These guys were absolutely merciless; the plants went from healthy to decimated in less than 24hours!

Fortunately, they don't seem to like the Butternut squash...
...or they're just full :)