Monday, September 20, 2010

Birds in my Garden

This year I planted some sunflowers (the giant ones) and
I had quite a few volunteers from last year. They were
a smaller, earlier variety.
Saturday morning I had quite a few new visitors.

I think the Phoebe was just waiting her turn, although she
spends a lot of time on the back of these chairs.

I also had quite a flock of goldfinches on the sunflowers.
The birds are the main reason for planting them. They attract
a whole different group of birds in the fall.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Fall is HERE

The tomatoes are coming in fast and furious now.
The days are cooler and canning has begun in earnest.
But there is always time for pie.
Apple Pie.
I made 2 in a week, one with cheddar in the crust.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Pinto Beans

The photo is of some of the pinto beans I grew this year. The seed
was open pollinated and probably half of this crop will be used
for next years crop. There is nothing like sorting pounds of
dried beans that you have grown yourself. You know their
history and their promise.