The Tomatoes are Coming!

First tomatoes of the season!

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Delicious sun gold cherry tomatoes picked right off the warm vine and promptly eaten after photo.  I hope to get a full garden report up tomorrow!  Until then, get out and enjoy some local produce! 

We are enjoying some local Gator around here Smile

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Summer Squash

 

We have summer squash growing to the size of wine bottles around here!

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I am not exactly sure what kind of squash it is because it was leftover from last year’s gardener and sprouted during tilling in April.

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It is amazing that that giant squash came from these little plants in only 2 months.

What do you make with giant squash?  I made baked zucchini fries, but I really want to grill it!  Does anyone know what kind this is?

p.s. Hi Jaci Smile


Got Kale?

Kale is the new acai berry.  Well they may not taste the same, but it surely is becoming the health food spokes vegetable. 

This week it was time to harvest some leaves and plants new things!  I harvested kale and pulled the leggy spinach.  We have had a lot of rain lately and I think it is hurting my plants because our soil is high is clay content.

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Back to the kale, we have a lot around these parts.

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Yummy!  That is about $8 worth of kale from $2 worth of plants and it is still coming.

My favorite way to eat kale is via Kale Chips!

  • Pre-heat oven to 350
  • Wash and tare kale into chip like pieces – make sure leaves are dry
  • Coat leaves in olive oil, salt, pepper and any other seasoning of choice
  • Lay flat on a baking sheet in one layer
  • Bake in over for 10min
  • Check oven often – you don’t want them to burn!
  • Serve with ketchup and hot sauce combo or nothing at all

Even Sissy likes kale!

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Try some today!


Gator!

Say hello to our new fur baby, Gator!

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We have adopted a little man to be a friend and play buddy to Sissy cat.  She was not very excited about him but seems to be coming around.IMG_1597

He is about a year old, and he was surrendered by his owner to our beloved BARCS.  He is actually de-clawed already so someone loved him but could not keep him.

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Gator is the name he came with, but we think it is because he likes to nip a bit when he plays and he has a “G” in his pretty coat.  Can you see it?

He seems to be settling in and is in love with Sissy, even if she just likes to watch him.IMG_1601

They both were able to sleep on the bed last night with only minimal hissing so we are making progress.  I cannot wait for them to be snuggle buddies!  Sissy is not so sure…IMG_1604