The sketchbook challenge theme for June is "pathways" I think these garlic scapes have no direction at all. This is my June entry
Saturday, June 25, 2011
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Thursday, June 23, 2011
Eleven weeks ago I became the proud chicken owner of 5 baby chicks, all "sexed" prior to taking them home. Each has taken on her own personality with the most curious and most daring one being "Popcorn", a buff Orpington (tan or golden color) Well last week after releasing the chicks from their coop in the morning Popcorn looked right at me, flapped her wings and crowed out a pathetic "cock-a doodle-do" It was apparent for sure that Popcorn was not a girl chicken but a rooster. So he has gone to a new home. Denver does allow chickens but no roosters. I am sad to lose this curious cockerel but I am comforted knowing he has a new good home.
Sunday, June 19, 2011
It has been exactly one year since I arrived to my new home in Denver. The back yard was mostly mowed weeds but showed lots of potential: there was enough room for a yard for Sophie and my Denver granddaughters and still room left over for a garden and needless to say lots of sunshine! Even a space for some chickens. So I started my plan.
I wanted a French Potager garden to include vegetables as well as flowers and fruit. Now 12 months later I have apple trees, artichoke plants an asparagus bed, blooming wisteria finding its way up the iron arbor I brought from California along with my favorite roses. Sunflower, poppy and pumpkin seeds have been planted in a total of 7 raised redwood beds along with the expected tomatoes and squash. I have grapes and watermelon, celery for soup, basil for Italian cuisine, sugar snap peas for snacking and petunias to shade a place for me to read. The garden is brand new but will hopefully bloom and grow.
Enjoy your garden tour:
Friday, June 17, 2011
It has been a long time since my last posting mainly because I have been out in my dirt creating a garden from basically nothing. The first to be planted were these sugar snap peas on St. Patrick's Day. That's the guideline date for planting peas!! Well they are ready to eat. The best way is to pick them right off the vine and pop them in your mouth but when your harvest is more than a snack then in to the kitchen they go