EDIT: SOMEBODY PLEASE IDENTIFY THE MYSTERY ASIAN SQUASH SHOWN BELOW! (I think it the seeds came from a co-worker, but he doesn't know what it is... he got the seeds from a lady at some Asian restaurant).
|Sad looking sunflowers...|
But first... Vacation~!
It's really nice having a permanent job where I have vacation time, such a change from the years working as a contractor! Taking advantage of this, I was able to take my family to visit my grandparents and other relatives in Kansas two weeks back. We had a wonderful time relaxing... something I'm not good at. It was great to spend time with family I haven't seen in nearly five years! We ended it with some time in Arkansas where my uncle has a dock with a top notch ski boat. He tried teaching my wife and I how to barefoot ski... let me tell you something about barefoot skiing - DONT DO IT! That may be harsh... but I came home from that experience with a greater understanding of my body and where it can hurt! On a side note, I was able to get out and do some slalom skiing (one ski) which was an incredible blast! The wife however, never was able to make it up on two skis... maybe another day.
Surprise!Naturally while away I was a little apprehensive about what the garden would look like when we got home. After ten days of not being around to manage everything, what would it look like? Well last night I got around to taking some pictures.
|The patio bed|
|Jersey Knight Asparagus|
|Pole beans, etc|
|My Whizbang Trellis's|
|A little bit of congestion...|
|Just at 24inches circumference|
|And on the left, 25 inches circumference|
Needless to say, I'm quite pleased on how the tomato's and
|Walthamville (How many squash do you count?)|
|My little rhubarb patch|
|Sweet potato patch|
|My new vineyard|
|Stringing up the vines|
|Grrr!!!! Japanese Beetles...|
|The swale bed|
And here are a few of my fruit trees...