Remember the mondo egg? The 2 and 7/8ths ounce one? Here’s a picture:
And remember how we thought it was BB who had laid it?
Well – I was wrong! It wasn’t BB at all – it was Millie! Here she is below – she’s the darkest of our Rhode Island Reds – and has the sweetest temperment. Not only has she laid that one mondo egg – she has followed it up a couple of times now with others of exact same size! She’s kind of coming into her stride egg-laying wise. She’s laying pretty much daily now and the majority of the time her eggs are right between the 2 oz and 2.25 oz range.
Remember my late planting of the Scarlet Runner Beans? Well, they worked hard and finally filled out – and produced the most beautiful peachy color blossoms… See?
Here’s a picture of the other planting on the other side of the trellis:
These ones (which I can never remember what they’re called) have a pretty little yellow flower.
And this is what they look like now – after the deer came to visit my garden:
I’m not feeling very warm or fuzzy toward the deer right now. Grrrr!
On Saturday late afternoon – with the skies and the weather forecast predicting rain, we realized we ought to pull the ripe tomatoes in. When all was said and done – we picked about 120 pounds of tomatoes of various varieties…
We love the stripey yellow/orange/red tomatoes that you can see below. They are so sweet and robust tasting.
We decided to try a yellow Roma this year. Wow – they’re gorgeous! And tasty!
We always plant cherry tomatoes, and grape tomatoes, and pear tomatoes, and… you get the idea. This year we planted a variety called sugar lump – here’s a good picture:
Here’s a couple of baskets full of the mini tomatoes. They’re amazing!
Thus far we’ve made pomodoro, diced tomatoes, tomato basil sauce, garlic tomato basil soup, and I’ve got about a gallon of peeleed and seeded tomatoes waiting to be processed.
This is the pomodoro, above; and the tomato basil tomato sauce below.
John’s Hungarian Wax peppers are nearly ready to harvest! Aren’t they pretty?
And just a few of his bell peppers… They’re nearly ready!
Henrietta – always willing to reassert her role as leader of the pack – loves to sit up on the lawn furniture. Here she is – on her throne – observing her minions!
And lest you think we’ve gotten all of the tomatoes that our garden will offer – THINK AGAIN!
Guess I’ve got my work cut out for me! Our tomato plants are still pretty loaded and it’s supposed to be 90 on Monday – in the mid to high 80’s on days on either side of Monday. I’m thinking there’s gonna be lots more tomato processing!