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    Some edible "weeds". These come up everywhere, every year.

    Lambs quarters
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    You never know what kind of "gifts" your cat will bring you.

    The other day we were out in the garden when we noticed BONKERS walking towards us. As he got closer he let out a very muffled meow. He walked over to my gf and dropped something at her feet.
    It was a baby sparrow. It was early evening so we decided to take it in for the night.



    Early the next day we released the baby near our bird feeding area. Not more than a few minutes later the bird flew away.

    "Hmmph, try to give you guys a gift and you just let it go!"

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    Bonkers thought you might want roasted ortolan.

    I say you made the better choice.
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    Pulled up a few radishes. We gave most of these to my folks. We pulled about the same last Sunday.

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    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

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    Moar flowers!







    To Live Is To Eat

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    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    "Whatcha doin'?"

    To Live Is To Eat

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    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    Topping off the garden.

    Every year after all of our plants are up, we top off our garden with some type of mulch.

    My gf works for a catering service and gets to collect old coffee grounds. There were enough grounds to fill 4 five gallon buckets.

    This is about one third of what she had.



    I dumped these throughout the garden, filters also. We both love coffee so this was an olfactory treat as well.



    I picked up a few bales of straw.



    We also lay down a couple layers of newspaper, then top off with straw.





    Finito!



    This all will till in nicely later this year.
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    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    Very interesting mulching method! We have our garden in and just starting to produce (tomatoes, yellow squash, pattypan squash, cucumbers, etc). I hope to post some pictures (once I take them!).
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    Strawberries and our first sugar snap peas





    Spiderwort



    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    Beautiful!
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    The last of the radishes and the onions that survived the winter.



    The delfino cilantro had gone to seed so I cut the tops off to save the seed. The grape vines were trimmed to promote the grape growth. We saved the leaves to make Stuffed Grape Leaves (Dolmades) Recipe - Allrecipes.com

    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    Green beans!!!

    All of the beans we are growing this year are from seeds saved from last year.



    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    Trimming the tomato plants

    I trim the lower one foot of each plant to promote better air circulation around the plant. The plants are placed as close as possible in a Biointensive - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia technique.



    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    Pulled up the cilantro. These were hung in the garage to dry. The seeds will be saved for next year.



    The rattlesnake beans have been producing. These went to my folks.



    Yellow squash.



    Harvested and shelled some peas.
    (Blue MasonjaritaŠ optional)



    More beans and cucumbers.


    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    more harvest

    Considering the weather this year, we have had some productive plants.







    Chard

    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    The tomato plants are loaded and have been producing the best tomatoes since we started gardening here.









    This pile of basil made five pounds of pesto.





    Pulled up all the onions.



    Most of the onions.

    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

 

 
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