Saturday, July 16, 2011

how does your garden grow?

Here's a yummy dessert I made using lots of the berries I had picked from the farm. A shortbread napoleon with blackberry sauce.

While trying to clean up some of the garden today I realized I haven't really posted any pictures or anything about it at all since I first put things in the ground. Here it is now. It's pretty messy, but so far we've enjoyed a few tomatoes, strawberries, lettuce, and cucumbers. The beans are almost ready and when that happens, I'll be in over my head with them. The white carrots will have to sit around until Autumn for family and neighbors to enjoy and the sunflowers should be blooming any day now. That middle one is as tall as I am!

One measly little head of corn.

The beans, and what's left of my cucumber weeding. They had all turned yellow.

Here's my largest cucumber. not sure why they all turned yellow so fast but I had to remove all of those. This thing is about the size of a baseball.

More to come!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


This is my momma in Asheville. She's awfully cute.

I made her peach and strawberry crepes.

And poor Poof was hoping he'd get to try them.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Berries Galore

Look what I picked at the farm today! Yum!

Friday, July 1, 2011


I'm so excited for Houston, I can hardly contain myself! I'm ready to try out big city life. I'm ready for a massive road trip halfway across the country. I'm ready to start exploring "The West!"

Houston, here we come!!!

We have yet to secure a place to live but we have narrowed it to the Montrose area. It's less than 5 miles from the university of Houston downtown campus. There are plenty of hip small apartments, houses, and plexes that we are in to. My only concern is being able to somehow grow things. Whether it is on an apartment balcony or in an actual yard. Montrose is known as the "hip" neighborhood with lots of thrift & antique stores, restaurants, bars, art galleries, and crazy street art like this!

a vortex/tunnel built connecting two neighboring condemned houses with scrap wood!

I'll be shopping at this local produce market. I cook too much so this is my absolute dream market. Bins and bins of produce, spices, and more.

I'll be witnessing some seriously awesome sunsets. We'll see if they'll top what I've seen in South Florida over the years.

I'll be back near the wetlands. Gators, snakes, and lizards oh my!

Apparently their are fields of wildflowers all along the way to Austin. It's less than 3 hours away and I've heard nothing but great things about that city.

Oh, and have I mentioned I'm excited about the beach? Galveston Beach here I come!!!!!!

I plan on conquering the Texas coast.

Less than a month to go!!!