|My personal "Backyard Farm" - my favorite morning spot!|
Forellenschluss is absolutely beautiful. I picked our largest head of this type yesterday and was completely thrilled with the perfect flecks of color and it's perfect shape. It's a romaine type lettuce that means "speckled like a trout". I love this lettuce. It keeps very well in the fridge and builds a very hearty but not tough salad.
Yugoslavian Red is an heirloom whose seeds were saved by a single family in Yugoslavia for generations (I love that!!!). I am completely head-over-heels for this one. The color is FANTASTIC. It almost looks like it is blushing when you look at it. It is more of a butter lettuce with very loosely formed heads. I love to just sit and stare at it! It also keeps well and it holds a dressing well when in a salad. I can't say how much I love this little beauty. I am so glad I ran across it in a catalog.
Strawberries are starting to bear fruit, which is thrilling for us. The spring has been so cold and rainy here in Utah, I wasn't sure that we would see any produce this year. Luckily, there are little green berries starting to form on the plants, and with each berry, there is a little hope attached, that this year will produce after all. We are about a month and a half behind with the growing season. I am hoping for a very late fall, so that everything has a chance to mature and produce. I am crossing fingers, toes, legs, arms and anything else I can possibly cross!
|Strawberry = Hope!|
|Pink Chandelier in Cluckingham Palace|
Hopefully in the next week or so we will have peas, and a few other things. One thing that I am learning is that this is a tremendous amount of work, but so satisfying. I love being covered with dirt by the end of the day, it means that I accomplished something worthwhile! I am praying that my kids are learning something from all of this, mostly that wonderful things don't come easily, they are the result of much hard work and determination!
Happy farming y'all!!!
|Exhausted Farm Baby Feet!!!|