Thursday, July 30, 2009

I'm Reunited with my Camera

No, I haven't disappeared into the ether. I just got separated from my camera and then had all three of my girls come to visit with their families and blogging just didn't happen. Now my camera and I have been reunited and we are hunkered down surviving the heat and the vegetables are growing. The melons are loving the heat. Our Scoop II plants are, as usual, the first to set fruits.
The hoophouse tomatoes are beginning to ripen in quantity. So far we and the families have eaten almost all of them but this weekend we expect to have some to sell. These are Sungolds the best tasting tomato we grow. My three year old granddaughter, Iris, just loved picking and eating them.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Rain and Our First Tomatoes

I got rained out of my Roche Harbor booth today and as Joel was in town giving a talk on winter gardening grabbed a ride home. On the way home we passed Nob Island looking romantic in the rain. We came home to harvest the very first tomatoes out of our hoophouse from a variety called Stupice (stoo PEACH ka).
Joel made a great salad from those two tomatoes, Green Ice lettuce, Red Candy Apple onions, basil and a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese.

The garden is loving the rain.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Fourth of July

The Fourth of July fell on a Saturday this year and Friday Harbor was a mob scene, as usual for the Fourth. The town is also celebrating its 100th anniversary and so to commemorate that our market manager, Rosa and I dressed up in more or less turn of the previous century clothing. My outfit was a birthday present from Joel from Recollections, who make costumes and historic clothing. We had a lot of fun.