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Sunday, August 8, 2021

 August 8, 2021

Wow!  Time sure is flying by this summer, and the garden is moving along!

I replanted the cabbage bed, and replanted the sugar snap peas bed.

This was the cabbage bed, which I planted in zucchini and crooked neck yellow squash.  I know they are going to out grow the water trough, but I wanted to give it a try anyway.
This is the bed that we had the sugar snap peas in, and I replanted with our heritage bean, we call it Gracie bean. This bed also has two Anaheim pepper plants on either end, and a sweet red pepper plants in the middle, and a small celery plant with the beans climbing up the fencing…along with a beautiful volunteer tomato plant on the other side of the fencing.  I just can’t believe how much life that these water troughs can hold, and they are so easy to keep weeded.  Of course, things do get beyond my energy at times, which explains the next photo!
This bed is being taken over by a volunteer cucumber, but there are two nice sweet pepper plants in this mess, and just look at that beautiful calendula!
One of the Anaheim chili, which have been outstanding producers.  I have processed two batches so far, and it looks like I may get two or three more before frost.  

So, in between chores, I have processed three dozen peaches and cream corn, a batch of green chili, and two dozen white corn.  The freezer is looking delightful, but filling up! 

Some random shots of life on the ridge.

A look at our hay fields, which seem to be recovering , and hopefully we will be processing hay bales next year.

Thank y’all for stopping by, and get a great week!


  1. You sure have packed a lot into those troughs! Raised beds are certainly the way to go, so much easier to care for. Are you still adding compostables to the middle of the trough beds? Its a great feeling to have all that goodness processed and packed away. Lovely looking vistas you have on the Ridge!

    1. Yes, Rosalea, we are packing those compost cages a lot! Thank you, and we love our views here…they are stunning, for sure! I just love the veggies for winter soups! Get a great week!

  2. Hi Dino! :) I LOVE the look of your beds. And wow on the photos of the Ridge!!! You have such beautiful land! PS: Sending lots of ♥♥♥ to you for supporting my channel! xxx It's very much appreciated! ☺

    1. Thanks so much Rain! I do very much enjoy those videos. Thanks for stopping by!