That's what I get to hear my hubby say every time we're working in the garden around the beets. Oh, they are so sweet and soft...so much better than store bought. I am sure anyone who doesn't think they like beets would like these fresh from the earth. Our favorite use: roasted in olive oil with salt and pepper tossed in a salad. We even use the tops, chopped up, in the salad.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
We had a BBQ on Memorial Day and invited a few friends over.
Here is Tom mowing our lawn
A yummy, yummy apple pie for dessert
Fishing out by the pond. Riley caught 2 catfish and 5 copperhead blue gills. When you ask him what he wants to be when he grows up, he no longer says "A Fireman." He will answer, "A Fisherman."
Neighbor friends with their 1 1/2 year old son. Sherry caught quite a few fish too.
Gigi cuddling Abram to sleep
New pictures of Abram Oak at six weeks old. He is wearing his handmade vintage gown from April. His eyes officially turned brown yesterday and his hair is getting darker too. His repertoire consists of eating and sleeping. He is really good at both.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Our friend Chris is here for the week! It feels so nice to have a piece of "home" here in Texas. To celebrate the occasion, I made homemade ricotta cheese for a lasagna which almost entirely came out of our garden. Thought I'd photo-document for ya'll to see...
Chris and Abram on our porch
Sourdough bread rising
My new Mother's Day cookbook-- I love it! It is chaulk full of recipes that get the entire family involved...especially little ones.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Here is the progress report of our garden. This is the view from our front porch. Tom is in the tractor, baling hay. It's cuttin' time!...the first of the year.
Our herbs. The photo doesn't really do it justice. I've never seen herbs get this big.
Oh, they love that Texan heat!
We've got about 100 cherry tomatoes about to ripen all at once.
The beginnings of an eggplant
Green and red sweet peppers
Trellising spinach (never seen one of these in CA before!)
The flowers on the okra plant-- aren't they beautiful?
Beets, carrots, green beans
That yellow flower is a tomatillo plant-- it makes the best salsa verde!!!
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Grandma came from Bakersfield to meet baby Abram. Riley was especially excited because Grandma loves to play with Riley for hours on end. And anyone who will sit on his floor and play trains for over 30 minutes (usually my limit) is his best friend.
Grandma doing double duty-- soothing Abram's tummy on her legs and reading to Riley!
Fresh out of the bath
Can't tell who this little boy is going to look like. His eyes are still that newborn grey-blue, but my hopes for them staying blue are low since Riley's started out blue and quickly turned brown within the first few months. I was hoping for a little blond haired- blue eyed chap. Not looking like that is going to happen.