Since John has been requesting photos of his precious plants for days now and because we reached the half-way mark of his time away, I am going to celebrate by granting him his wish. The crickets are chirping outside, the yard finally got mowed,
a lovely dinner of green curry and local veggies was enjoyed at the newly named Hob Nob Farm Cafe with my friend, Kari (we are planning needed items for our work-volunteer trip to Port Alsworth, Alaska which happens in a little over a week!),
(Port Alsworth, Alaska)
...and a stop was made for decaf coffee at Espresso News and then groceries after that…and now I’m home and settled in for the night. What was it that I was going to do? Oh right, post photos for John. But first, check out my awesome mowing job and our breathtaking view.
It took an hour and to mow most of the yard (the rest not pictured), which isn’t including weed eating or raking of grass. I must say, the side hill pictured in the photo above is a little sketchy to ride sideways on, but i conquered it and was quite proud. So was farmer Johnny.
So Johnny, here is your masterpiece, one section at a time!
Mixed greens in the forefront
broccoli, collards and kale
Above: Kale and Collards, can you tell which one is which?
An inside look at the peppers, eggplants and okra tunnel. Pepper on the right.
Happy tomatoes growing rapidly. Farmer John, please enlighten us about the red plastic and how that aids and abets the mater life.
Some seriously happy mater plants…
the monster zucchini
Zucchini, squash and some cucumbers
Below: this row doesn’t look as pretty, but that’s only because you see more mud. It’s full of watermelons and cantaloupes, as well as sunflowers!
watermelon with holy leaves (holes in leaves?)
above: chamomile in the front, marigolds in the back
One of my most exciting growths…rosemary! Finally after about 1.5 months of direct sowing them, they are popping out! obviously just for the fun of watching them grow, or I’d just go out and buy some dang rosemary.
One of my personal favorites, thyme.
seedlings still beginning their lives in the greenhouse.
That’s all for tonight, I’m pooped! I’m sure you are too.