Friday, July 6, 2012

Isaiah 61

Wow... it's been a month since I wrote anything here on this blog.  I want you all to know that it is not because I'm loosing interest.  I want to post more often.  There are too few minutes in the day and far more pressing issues.  I know you all understand where I'm coming from.  I love you all and have been keeping up "sort of" with you all and praying for you all too.

Just thought you'd enjoy and little New Hampshire "GREEN" today.  My garden is coming right along, though it is about 1/3 the size of past years.  The reason for that is we will be filling in the back end to level it off and Mr. D thinks that may happen this summer sometime.  So... the chickens have full reign over 2/3 of our garden space eating weeds and bugs and not really doing that good of a job, I might add.  They have cleared about 1/2 of the unused space and the other 1/2 is thick with weeds.

What I did plant this year is thriving thus far.  We've had perfect growing weather so far.  A little rain, a little sun/heat.

I was reminded of a passage of scripture which I have used for the title of this post.  The whole chapter is lovely, but I thought of verse 11:

"For as the earth brings forth its bud, and as the garden causes the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations"

The tomatoes, Jet Star, and Amish Paste

Jacob Cattle beans for shell and dry beans

The strawberries:  these are the June bearers which I replanted into rows this year after they had berries.  I will be mulching these after they are done spreading their daughters.

The peas, haven't harvested any yest, but they've gone way past their fencing and are loaded with blossoms and small pods.  Soon we'll have some fresh peas.

Finally going to have a blueberry crop.  This is year 3 for these 6 new bushes.  When we moved we had to leave behind our beautiful blueberry bushes.  It was VERY sad, but the new ones are starting to produce now.  Thank you Lord.

Parsnips gone wild.  I have never had parsnips to this (biennial), But they won't be harvested till next spring anyway.  Hope they're not too woody.


wildflowers that came back from seed... 1/2 are in the chicken yard and 1/2 in the herb garden.  We'll see how many survive after construction ends.

One side of the greenhouse.  Got some little stars from the craft store and this is my favorite combination of flowers for the window box.  I plant these every year.  One 6 pack of each will do 2 boxes, so VERY economical.

This is the sign Joanna made for me a couple years ago.  The little birdhouse in the window box is supposed to be attached to the branch of the tree, but it came off and I haven't reattached it yet. 
Happy July from the Millett Farm.