Midsummer roundup at Tiny Happy Farm:
|The chickens get fluffier and fluffier :-) No eggs yet.|
|The peppers are setting fruit in abundance, which is encouraging, as my peppers were mostly a flop last year.|
|CAN YOU SEE all those tomato flowers??? I don't thing this is even a cherry tomato plant! I'm scared!|
|I'm not sure if you can see it well here, but the beans are indeed vining right up the corn. In some cases the beans are WINNING and taking the corn DOWN, but mostly this symbiotic relationship seems to be panning out.|
|One stalk of corn is about 10 feet tall. I'll have to take another picture with me standing next to it or something. Maybe it's just trying to outrun the beans...|
|The radishes really "took".|
-Beets are just starting to plump up; I ate my first bunch this week, all at once, with predictably amusing results in terms of... output. I also LOVE to cook beet greens. I have never grown kale or chard, but I don't really need to because I have BUSHELS of beet greens. With their beautiful red stems and veins they even look like rainbow chard. If you are new to cooking greens, try sizzling up some chopped bacon with garlic, add a HUGE pile of greens and some white wine or stock, cover and cook for 8-15 minutes, uncover and let the excess liquid reduce. It's like green candy.