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Hot Chickens

Just a quick recap of Sunday.

They love playing in the dirt

The chickens still love running around, even in the heat. They even go to the gate in their pen when you go outside, waiting to be let out.

Ready to pick

Sunday’s Pickings

We had a good haul. The tomatoes never last long in the house. The moment they are fully ripe, we slice them up and eat them as is. Also, we have no idea how the red jalapeno happened. Neither of us noticed it until it got this bright! They smell amazing though. Very peppery.

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Fruits and Veggies of our Labor

The garden is fighting through the three digit weather we are having. Nick and I have been watering it as often as we can. The newest hurdle we are learning to overcome are ants and aphids. Our plants are getting eaten by hundreds of little devils and I had no idea it was even happening. Nick researched what we can do and we are taking environmentally friendly steps to take back control our garden!

Happily the plants seem as stubborn as we are. They are still providing us with surprisingly tasty food.

Delicious

I accidentally picked the green one before it could start to blush, but I’m glad I did. It was super juicy and tasty. The two red ones on the right are our first ripe tomatoes and they were amazing. We ate them both last night with just a tiny bit of sea salt on top.

These are our first three jalapenos. The plants are going insane! We have so many more coming in. Also, they smell great and spicy. The taste is amazing, but when the heat kicks in…my eyelids even started sweating.

Nick took a bite out of this one. Then went straight for some milk.

Cooking with them has been great so far. Brings down the heat just enough so you can enjoy the taste.

Our next goal…making our own pickles!

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Teeny Tinies

It has been quite a week. Super busy, lots of updates! To start with, we have a plethora of new produce coming in.

Baby Jalapenos

Baby Cukes!

Getting big

I’m realizing how many mistakes I made with the trellises and tomato cages as the plants outgrow their little environments. I do like how wild the garden looks. Vines everywhere, leaves going wherever they please. Next time I will try to have a little more planning and organization just to help the plants be healthier and happier, but the chaos and freedom will still be happening.

Crazy plants

The plants are taking a beating in this heat. I can’t imagine how things would look if it was as hot as last summer. I’m just excited to get past July and August and closer to fall. Nick has been watering the plants at least twice a day to help them survive.

Feeling the heat

I love all the green in the garden and am so happy our first garden is doing as well as it is. Next year, maybe we can figure out a way to keep the wasps away!

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Goodrich Farms: Flowering

The news is the jalapeno plants are busting out some flowers. Guys, this is huge. I’ve never grown anything in my life. I’ve killed a cactus plant and a bamboo plant. Now, these are the jalapeno plants that Nick bought me, so they didn’t start from seeds, but I see it as a win.

Speaking of winning, the cucumber plants are starting to actually tendril. Low and behold, one of them is flowering as well. I started these in newspaper pots as seedlings and they are still alive. Life achievement points just went up.

And of course the chickens. They are still doing well. Hopefully getting use to the weather as we hit the mid 90s. I have to watch them around my plants, though. Generally they eat the bugs and sparse grass we have on the ground, but McCormick tried eating some leaves off my cucumber plant yesterday. Silly little monsters.

Hey guys

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