The girls joined me for the evening rounds last night, and my daughter found a ripe Pixie melon! I had checked them in the morning, and none were coming loose from their stems, but by the end of the day, one of them finally did. 🙂 It isn't even the biggest one that has a … Continue reading Our 2021 garden; pixies and our grape harvest
While tending the garden beds where we have the beets and carrots, I was looking into the area behind it. It had been part of the plan for this past summer to clean up further into there, and I was thinking of what I might still be able to manage this year, while we have … Continue reading Look what I found
Today was our first attempt at making hard apple cider. We are using the remaining apples from the one crab apple tree we have that produces the most amazing, sweet, delicious little apples, after using some of them to start an apple cider vinegar. When we first moved here and saw how many crab apple … Continue reading Making hard crab apple cider; will it work?
Our grapes are finally starting to ripen! These are now about twice the size of what they were like, fully ripe, our first summer here. 🙂 The Re-Farmer
Though it's only the end of August, everywhere we look, we see the signs of autumn. This is one of the crab apple trees in the West yard. The apples are smaller than usual. Though the apples are not ripe yet, the tree, like so many others, is turning colour and dropping leaves already. One … Continue reading Reading the signs
Of all the crab apple trees we have, only one of them has bright red apples. The rest tend to be a yellowish green, or green with a reddish blush. The apples on this tree also tend to be larger than the others, and are quite good eating apples. The majority of them are also … Continue reading Out of reach
I've picked our first grapes today! Most of them are like this, still. But I was able to gather some ripe ones. They are so tiny, and each grape has a single seed in it. Growing among the spirea, I was doing a fair bit of digging among the leaves, and kept finding more and … Continue reading Fruit of the vine