Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Tired of the garden yet?


Good, because I have more to show you. :)

This is what I harvested tonight:

Thirteen more zucchini. That monster on the top of the pile was hiding under a rather large leaf. I think he'll be grated up for zucchini muffins.

(Total zucchini count: 55)

And a pile of fresh basil, which was made into some incredibly yummy pesto sauce. I took a photo of the finished product, but honestly, who wants to look at pictures of green paste? Luckily, it does taste much better than it looks. If it weren't so late, I'd whip up a bowl of warm pasta and top it off with pesto. Mmmmm....maybe for breakfast.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Random Catch Up

Here's what we've been up to:

Cleaning desks at school with shaving foam. (messy and fun!)

I made this sign for the reading teacher to hang on her door. The reading clinic is right next to the playground and the teacher can't eat her lunch without numerous kiddos stopping in to say hello. I thought the sign might help. And if not, at least it's cute.

Yes, I made another Teacher Tote. This one is for Nathan's teacher.

I made a fabric covered plastic insert for the bottom. This makes the whole thing washable. Very handy for a 2nd grade teacher.

And now onto the garden update:
My zucchini patch is doing very well. That stump in the foreground is about 12" across and stands about 3" tall. Some of those leaves are huge!

There are plenty of blooms and baby zucchini. I've been harvesting for about a week and have collected 30 already. My plan is to give some away and grate/freeze some for zucchini muffins.

This is one of our baby artichokes. We've never grown artichokes before, so this is a really fun thing to see in our garden.

The corn is waist high and starting to tassel.

And the sunflowers have gone a little crazy. We planted a variety of sunflower seeds, so we have smallish pale yellow sunflowers.....

mediumish red sunflowers......

And some ginormous dark yellow sunflowers.

Really, they're huge! I'll be trying to harvest some of the seeds to plant next year.