Our Second Nice Harvest


This morning we picked the first perfect sized Armenian cucumber (the left back light colored fruit). Its about 16 inches long and weighs about one pound. Next to it are all the little cucumbers and other veggies. As of this morning we have so many Armenian cucumbers growing that I’m not sure what we’ll do with them all! LOL We can’t even count all of them, that’s how many we have.

We have yard long beans that are about 6 inches long, a pear tree that is tenaciously persistent in having its own way and will NOT stop setting fruit! I keep picking the blossoms, and out will pop another pear. I clip the baby pears off, and out pops another one. I’m about to let it have its own way because I can’t seem to stop this tree from bearing fruit.

We have pumpkins that are about four inches in diameter and ready to explode with growth, new sunflowers ready to open and say hello, and a mulberry tree that has so many new leaf buds that it will be totally green again in six weeks. I love going out every morning and seeing new buds opening up. On the little mulberry tree, however, nothing is happening…yet. I still hold out for hope that it will be a late bloomer. If not, we will have white Russian mulberry trees to replace it, and in a few years we’ll root some new trees from the large mulberry tree.

Yesterday afternoon I went to Hobby Lobby and thought I was going to buy everything in the store. Thank god I didn’t have a lot of money on me or I would have been in trouble! One of our veggie pictures in the kitchen had fallen off the wall and broke, so I went to Hobby Lobby to get some new frames. While I was there, I picked up material to make Simmi some new dresses, and beads to put into all my crazy dreadlocks. Yes, I have dreadlocks that are out of control! I’ll be taming them this weekend if I have time. They need to be trimmed, primped and cared for. I usually keep my hair back in a ponytail to control the amount of dreadlocks I allow to form, but they just have a mind of their own and form freely. I don’t use any kind of wax, my hair has a natural nappiness to it and will just dread up for me. Anyway, yesterday at the store I got some very nice fresh water pearls and other shiny little bling blings to put in my dreadlocks.

Here are more photos:

This is the first time I ever saw sunflowers with multiple heads. There are so many heads on this one particular plant. Even one of our mammoth sunflowers has a second head growing on it.

The large mulberry tree springing back to life.