“cool! A blogging farmer… now I’ve seen everything!”
I guess a blogging farmer is pretty unusual!
We are starting to see tiny little fruits and vegetables here at the “Good Old Days” farm. Today, the little farmhands and I went exploring to see what we could find. We found:
Peas! Don’t they look good enough to eat! (That’s exactly what we did as soon as the picture was taken. So those particular peas are gone now… but there are plenty left!)
Little Itty Bitty Cucumbers…They are only about 1 cm long!
Parsley! Yes, that is parsley in the garden and yes, there is more of it growing outside the garden than in the garden. That stuff is taking over like a weed! We are going to be having a lot of parsley around here for the next little while!
Then we left the vegetable patch and moved on to the orchard…
You can’t tell it now, but those are the beginnings of persimmons! You have to look very closely to see the green “blossom.”
It doesn’t look like it, but that’s an apple…
A nectarine! Actually, we only have one nectarine tree. We found the plant growing in the compost pile a couple of years ago. It had started from one of the nectarine pits somebody had tossed in there. We figured it wouldn’t hurt to plant it in the orchard and see if it would survive… and it did!
I think we are going to have a lot of peaches this year. So many of our peach trees look like this!
Plums! (I know they don’t look like it now, but those little hard green round things really are plums! You'll just have to take my word for it!)
Out on the other side of the fence we found one last surprise:
Lots and lots of blackberries! We were just talking about how good they would taste when they get ripe in a couple of weeks when one of the little farmhands spotted…
5 ripe berries! One for each of us! That will be dessert tonight!
The little farmhand who spotted them said, “It’s a good thing I have really good eyesight!” As she was patting herself on her back for her keen observation skills I looked down and noticed that her hand was smack in the middle of a patch of:
Actually, we were all standing in it! I’ll have to let you know how that turns out. Right now, I’m signing off to scratch…