Thursday, July 20, 2017

Our First Tomato!

Our first tomato and it's a Cherokee Purple! Ken's favorite! Harvest tomatoes when they are beginning to show color. This is the time when the fruits have received all of the nutrients they need from the plant and they will ripen perfectly indoors. This method also protects the tomatoes from grasshoppers who are attracted to the ripening fruit.

Grow It And They Will Come!

Grow it and they will come! We love all the little creatures who call our gardens their home!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Busy As A Bee

This Bumblebee nest fell from a birdhouse that was toppled in the storm a few weeks ago. It's easy to see where the term 'busy as a bee' came from. They are constantly flying in and out of the hive intent on doing their jobs. Occasionally two will meet at the entrance fluttering their wings in some sort of Bumblebee communication. This morning the queen was on the outside of the hive doing some housekeeping...moving all the bits of fiber and leaves into a perfect mound. It's been fun to get a glimpse into the life of these beautiful pollinators.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017


Headed out early to harvest Northern Sea Oats and herbs...

with the help of my assistant. It's going to be another hot day!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Monday Morning Sunrise...

Monday morning sunrise on the flower farm with much appreciated moisture being delivered by a country sprinkler!

Sunday, July 16, 2017


I get the best souvenirs when my friends come home from vacation! Thanks Gramma J and Auntie Chris for the Plumeria cuttings from Hawaii! We're going to have lots of fragrant blooms this year!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Lacto-Fermenting 101

Remember to get registered for Saturday's 'Lacto-Fermenting 101' class! Learn to make an assortment of fermented foods and beverages! Samples of fermented foods to taste and everyone attending will be making their own jar of veggies to take home and ferment! Detailed instruction sheet included. Guest speaker Jennie Dunavin Fremont Hy Vee Registered Dietician. July 15 from 1 to 3 pm. Class fee $10.00. Limited seating. Advanced registration required. Contact Sue Fase at, send us  a message or call (402) 654-2058.