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A fall tour… the front garden

November 29, 2011

After all of the hard work this past summer out in the heat and dirt, it is fun to see the farm is lush and abundant right now.  Not to say that Sean has been allowed to rest and kick back at all.  He was up at 3:45am this morning to plant more beds this morning.  Such is life with a farm… prep, plant, water, pick, and repeat.  The nice thing is that we get to enjoy more of the fruits (and veggies) of those labors right now.  I counted nine different things from the farm on our plates the other night.  Much of it made its way to our Thanksgiving feast last week.  I made this dish for Thanksgiving… and then I made it again for dinner last night.  It is one of my favorites and one of the many nice things about the season.

I will give a virtual tour this week of what is going on around here, starting with the front garden…

The Carmen Peppers are getting into the holiday spirit.

We are starting to roll down the sides to the basil house at night to keep the plants protected.

The Sugar Snap Peas and Fava Beans just recently went into the ground.  They will soon look like this…

But for now, we have to keep them covered and protected from the birds, not that I can blame them for trying.  

And finally, this is what I see first thing when I pull into the farm in the morning…

The front garden is a riot of flowers that Marsha has planted.  The Zinnias and Calendulas are in full bloom and coming up in every color.  All of the flowers we grow are edible and are beautiful on a plate, or with their petals sprinkled on a salad.  I am also lucky enough to find a bouquet of them in a vase on my desk from time to time.

Tomorrow… some shots from the back field!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. November 29, 2011 9:03 pm

    That recipe looks delicious!!! I can see what it’s a frequent dish at your table. Mmmm. 🙂

  2. Mary Keegan. AKA. Mom permalink
    November 30, 2011 1:58 am

    I love the beautiful flowers. How fun to see the farm bursting with the fruits of your labor

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