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Updating My Blog – Just a Little

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Freshening the look of my blog with a recent photo taken on the Central California Coast around Morro Bay and Los Osos t a couple of months ago. I have captured some sunset and evening images that I find pleasing to my eye and hope they are images that you can enjoy too! This area of California has always been one of my favorite areas to visit and wish that I could afford to plunk my “backyard farm” down in the vicinity….I can always dream can’t I?

Sunset and wildlife.

Sunset and wildlife.

A mid day image looking out across the bay toward the dunes.

A mid day image looking out across the bay toward the dunes.

Wide angle look at the sunset.

Wide angle look at the sunset.

As the sun fades the sky picks up the reds and softer colors as the light fades.

As the sun drops the sky picks up the reds and softer colors as the light fades.

From the Sweet Springs Preserve near Los Osos

From the Sweet Springs Preserve near Los Osos

Sunset and Hobie Cat

Sunset and Hobie Cat Los Osos, CA

http://pappadecker.smugmug.com/Landscapes/Sunsets/Los-Osos-Baywood-Park-Sunset/26758276_7XD9CV

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Bishop

 

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Carrots out the Wazoo – Now What?

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On the heels of last nights awesome rainstorm across the Houston area, close to 2 inches overnight, I decided it was time to pull up the carrots. Some have just exploded with growth. See photo below.

Exploded/split carrot....they taste OK but my wife refuses to let me cook them.

Exploded/split carrot….they taste OK but my wife refuses to let me cook them.

I am in the process of prepping for cucumbers and squash plantings in the next week. The sugar snap and snow peas are still producing but the heat that disables them is just around the corner. My early planting of Yukon Gold potatoes is off to an amazing start. I am using a barrel, a big tub and of course – some planted in the back bed.

Yukon Gold Plants needing to be hilled up a little deeper!

Yukon Gold Plants needing to be hilled up a little deeper!

The Brussels Sprouts are still forming, I hope well enough to harvest before the heat sets in! Good looking plants, not sure what to expect as this is my first attempt at growing them. I found a good recipe and cooking advice over on – http://promenadeplantings.com/2013/04/11/brussels-sprout-cheddar-and-apple-salad/

The freezer is full of strawberries waiting to made into wonderful jam. As they fade in the garden I am loving the evidence of a potentially great blackberry harvest! I enjoy them fresh but he low sugar jam I make helps extend the enjoyment into the fall or if lucky….till 2014 arrives.

I added more strawberry scraps to the top level of my worm bins. I am now on level five and the migration up towards the top bin is underway. They seem to be a little chubbier than usual…..could it be the abundance of strawberries in their diet? – Quite possibly – they have been binge eating strawberries for many weeks now! I still recycle….lots of scraps going into my compost bins.

I need some variety in recipes for Swiss Chard – at the moment it is an abundant ornamental in the garden. I can only eat so much fresh in with salads or wilted like spinach….Help!

Carrots and more Carrots

Carrots and more Carrots

A look down the garden path toward the back beds. The poles in the foreground arch up over the entrance and soon will be covered in 3 varieties of pole beans.

A look down the garden path toward the back beds. The poles in the foreground arch up over the entrance and soon will be covered in 3 varieties of pole beans.

 

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Bishop

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