Peter Piper

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers! YES! I can say it really fast, can you?  I can also make pickled peppers.  This comes in handy since I don’t personally know Peter Piper.  These are fast, easy and delicious.  And they last for YEARS.  I opened my last jar from 2012 just last week…

Things I did not grow…..

I have grown lots of things in my life.  Several hundred pounds of corn and squash.  Close to 1,000 chickens. Maybe more.  And a little human.  This took the longest.  I even managed to grow and keep a houseplant alive for almost 2 years.  A feat in and of itself for me. Some years are better than…

Sweet Relish

I don’t really care for fresh cucumbers, I don’t dislike them I just prefer other veggies when given a choice. I do, however, LOVE sweet relish and pickles. So I planted a bunch of Pickling Cucumber seeds. And they came up. And then they died. I should really find another hobby…they looked just like my…

Salsa 101

In case y’all don’t know (though I’m pretty sure you do) I was born, raised and live in the great State of Texas. My husband, who is from Mississippi, always likes to say “You can always tell a Texan, you just can’t tell’em very much”. While I don’t ENTIRELY agree with him I must say…

Green Beans

Fresh green beans are a thing of beauty. I planted a row of green beans this spring. I must confess, the above pictured beans didn’t come from my plants.  No indeed. See the little brown, dead plant?  Yeah. So thankfully I have good friends who are much better at bean growing than I.  They gifted me…

Blueberries!

After YEARS of thinking about my future orchard, planning the rows, moving it in my mind a thousand times I finally ordered myself 20-something trees and bushes. Not expecting to harvest anything the first year I was pleasantly surprised when little blueberries started popping up all over my newly acquired bushes. Then, just last week…

Corn, Corn, Corn…

Remember the movie ‘Secondhand Lions’? I love that movie and one of my favorite parts is when Robert Duvall discovers the lovely garden he worked so hard to make produce a plethora of vegetables….well, it is nothing but corn. “Corn, corn, corn nothing but corn” his character groans. Thankfully all my seeds germinated and burst…

The Fuzzies

My squash-raising attempts the past 3 years have been, in a word, unsuccessful.  Unsuccessful is putting it rather mildly but going into further detail might require a thesauruses and therapy.  For some unknown reason the garden gods have deemed me unworthy of squash.  ‘Cause you know even a spider monkey should be able to grow…

Digging ‘Taters

As you may have seen in previous posts, weeding isn’t my strong point. However I can do one thing, I can grow some pretty ‘taters! Potatoes are, without a doubt, my favorite veggie to grow. You plant them on Valentine’s Day, a perfectly romantic thing to do, then dig’em up around Memorial Day, just in…

I Spy

Let’s play a game in my garden called “I spy the onions” Here, here are the onions! I figured since my onion crop was about to be drowned in a sea of weeds I better go ahead and pull them while I could still find them…. Its a good thing God is in charge of growing…