Sunday, August 30, 2020


 This time of year is always busy.  I'm harvesting herbs, vegetables, sweet grass, and seeds.  

I went a little overboard with the basil.  I planted sweet basil, lemon basil, lime basil, licorice basil.  I also had rosemary, chives, parsley, and oregano.  Right now they are drying.  

I took my vegetables cut them up, drizzled with olive oil, sprinkled with garlic granuals, salt, pepper, onion powder, and (of course) chopped basil.

I got 13 sweetgrass braids this year.  They smell so fresh.  Already I have two in our bedroom window.  I also gathered seeds from my cosmos, calendula, marigolds, petunias, delphiniums, gaillardia, black-eyed Susans, and bellflowers.
This is my Mexican sour gerkin cucumbers and Minnesota midget melon.  They said the melon was one serving.  I guess so.

I couldn't get enough of the bees in the hollyhocks.  Sorry if I went overboard.  I just couldn't help myself.

This is the very last of my peaches and cream hollyhock.  It bloomed fabulously right up to the bitter end.

If you remember we had a ton of tadpoles in our pond.  Well, now we have frogs everywhere.  Luckily we haven't had to mow.  I don't know how we could miss them all.  The one above is a normal frog and the one below is a tree frog.  I was trying to get a picture of them together, but that wasn't going to happen.  If you have ever herded frogs, you know what I'm talking about.

A plethora of activities this week and more to come.  Archery deer season begins on Tuesday.  A majority of my tomatoes are on the brink of ripening.  

What are you harvesting?  Seeds? Vegetables? Herbs?  What do you look forward to harvesting the most?


  1. Your hollyhocks looked great until the end. Mine end up looking very ragged and ugly, with the leaves turning brown and "lacy". I'm only now starting to get red tomatoes, but there will be lots of them. Beets, potatoes, carrots, and a few beans are being harvested here. Enjoy your last days of August. Will you be returning to school? -Jenn

  2. i am not harvesting a darn thing. my garden took a crap a week or so back, i ripped everything out and it is now in my wheelbarrow!!! i did get a lot of seeds for next year but i just don't know if i am going to plant a garden again!!

    your hollyhock are gorgeous and the sweetgrass cool!!!

  3. I really love those sweet grass braids. I bet they smell wonderful. I love those hollyhocks. They are just amazing. I love seeing bees covered in pollen like that. That is a lot of different kinds of basil.
    Today is dove season here. It is crazy this morning. I am so much further out now, Its all around me. I think that is why we haven't had rioters here. Everyone here has guns. Thank goodness. No, not harvesting, not growing anything, but come next year. Have a great day.

  4. Your frogs are very different from ours and yes I have tried herding a frog. Usually to a place of safety when, Martyn is using his cultivator.


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