Sunday, September 16, 2012

more Harvest

We've had good times; we've had bad. When it comes to our garden harvest, the glass has been 3/4 full this summer. On the plus side, our tomatoes, lettuce, beans, cucumbers beets, chard, sunflowers and corn hit the jackpot, while the bugs and inattention brought our squash to an early death. I'll take the blame on this one. We have been eating the corn for a few weeks now. It's golden, sweet and delicious. Elenka's mom always had a garden in New Jersey, so when she calls throughout June, July and August these days, she always wants to track the the progress of our vegetables, especially the corn. A couple things that did not raise ugly heads this summer were Mr. and Mrs. Woodchuck and family. Musta headed up the road to the nearby roadside farm. I hope they plan to winter up there and stay next summer too. They are a royal pain in anyone's summer garden. If they head back, my hav-a-hart trap will be oiled, baited with lettuce and ready. 
Say hello to my little friend!

22 comments:

  1. Things were going goo until the 110+F temps in July . It's all over.

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  2. The taste of vegetable is much better when they are growing in your own garden!

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  3. Definitely tastes better when you grow it yourself.
    There is a mole digging tunnels everywhere here. It seems to know I won't kill it, but it sure is pushing it's luck!

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  4. Your corn portrait is gorgeous!!! Funny how industrial corn has become a symbol of the takeover of the corporate farm system, but homegrown corn is so gorgeous & delicious. I'm glad you use the heart traps. At ME Audubon they're all over the place. A university researcher tags & studies them...In that context, they are very cute...

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  5. Fresh corn is one of my favorites! I have too many squirrels to have a garden here unfortunately.

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  6. That corn looks delicious. Your garden sounds bountiful compared to some of the gardens here in KY that got hit with the drought. -- barbara

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  7. Get the grill ready....nothing like roasted corn.

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  8. Beautiful corn! It looks delicious. I heard about a corn risotto recipe earlier this year where you make the risotto with the broth from boiled corn cobs. I'd really like to try that before the corn is all gone.

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  9. Roasted with lots of butter please!

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  10. I've never grown corn - looks fabulous!

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  11. That looks sooooooo good! Can't find anything like that at the local supermarket.

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  12. Fresh corn on the cob, life doesn't get much better than that!

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  13. For the 2nd year in a row, I have had terrible trouble with squash bugs. Blah....

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  14. Would you please pass the butter, salt, and pepper? Yumm!

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  15. Mr. and Mrs. Woodchuck traveled all the way to Lake Chautauqua. Not very graceful critters, mm?

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  16. Nothing wrong with that corn, Birdman.

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  17. Oh, that looks so good. No place to have a vegetable garden when you live in a condominium. On the other hand, my son lives in the middle of Chicago renting half of a two-family and he has quite the farm out back.

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