Enjoying Sunday

A nice surprise on a lazy Sunday afternoon is this wren nest with a couple of eggs in it. This has happened before on our front porch with poor results. I am not sure what attacks the baby birds after they hatch, but thus far there has not been success. Here is hoping for better results this go around. 



The tomato plants seem to be turning into bushes.  They are growing quickly on the straw bales and do have tomatoes on them.  Hopefully next weekend I will be eating the fruits of their tomato growing labors. 



Then there are the bees.  What can I say, except that I adore them.  Their work ethic is intense and amazes me to no end.  Today I stepped on one whilst running around the yard in flip-flops.  Yes, I did get stung.  It was inevitable. 




Zucchini  and Kohlrabi were gathered for tonight's supper.  Along with fresh lettuce and Swiss Chard.


Nothing like the farmette on a Sunday afternoon.  

"Be present - it is the only moment that matters." 

Peaceful Warrior  

Comments

  1. YUM! kohlrobi! love it fresh out of the garden w/ a bit of salt!

    sorry about the sting... and hope your wrens make out. our little nest of 6 eggs got attached by ants as the first baby hatched. very sad.

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  2. Good luck to the baby wrens. Life is pretty hard out there.

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  3. Looks like a super duper day there. We're off to DC early in the morn. See you when I return! :-)
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  4. It all looks so peaceful! I love the green eggs, so pretty. I hope you get to see the little chicks this year. Fresh tomatoes sound so good to me! xx

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  5. Things are lookin good. Our first ever phoebe nest on the porch have five fledge out successfully. Yea!!

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  6. Tomatoes already?! I just planted my tomatoes. One plant had a little green 'mater on it, but I'm not expecting much for a while. So far, we've been eating salad for almost every meal.

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  7. The garden looks amazing. Love the color of your bee boxes. I would love to raise bees.

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  8. Unfortunately a lot of birds don't make I have found several starlings that have been pushed out of the nests

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  9. To be stung by a bee seems so normal to you, I salute !

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  10. Wow, I can't believe how far along your veggies are! We've only just been able to plant - they say not till Memorial Day weekend in my neck of the woods! Looks like you're going to have lots of bounty!

    Do you do any canning/home preserving? I've only just started in the last 2 years and I love it!

    Have a great week!

    Mary

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  11. nothing is better than getting your food fresh from the garden! sorry about the bee sting, ouch! hope those little baby birds make it this time!

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  12. My son was a kid when I saw my last egg and I can't even remember the kind of the bird!

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  13. I too found some eggs that didn't make it. I'm coming over for dinner ....it looks too good!!

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  14. Here's wishing for safety and maturity for those sweet eggs. I've never known about putting the tomato plants on straw bales, now that is pretty interesting! We have a few tomato plants here in the city!

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  15. Lovely photos, Michelle--esp the bird's nest. Your gardens are far ahead of ours. I don't see tomatoes in my future until July.

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  16. Your garden is amazing!!! I can't wait until we're dogless and can do a garden like that! T-10 years...
    For 3 years in a row, my parents gave us a hanging plant to hang out front. Every single time, a bird set up a nest in it and we didn't have the heart to kick her out, so the plant always went unwatered so we could hear little baby birds chirp.
    Cute!

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  17. How I envy you and your gardens! If I don't get to eat some homegrown tomatoes this summer I think I will actually cry.

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  18. Your garden looks great! It is great that you are enjoying the bees...we have so many here...Don spotted the wild hive in a tree while out walking by the river bed the other day...it is really big. I got stung on my foot last summer by walking barefoot under the apple tree...silly bees are everywhere! Have a great day!!

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  19. Wow, Michelle. Your vegetables are doing amazing. I hope the baby birds survive this year.
    Hugs,
    Laura

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  20. i love everything about this - home grown tomatoes, veggies and —— bees!! my brother in law from the big apple was visiting last weekend and tried to swat one in our yard and my hubby and i almost swatted him - hit a bee? you must be kidding, with the colony collapses we've been experiencing.

    wondering if the squirrels decimate your tomato crop like they do mine? (but i'm an urban gardener which may make a difference....)

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  21. Your garden looks amazing, you're well on your way to a bouniful season, woot woot. Sorry about the sting, ouch... Hopefully those babies coming will have better luck.

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  22. Michelle, my garden is long from producing fruit yet! Yours looks wonderful. NOW, what are the squiggly colorful rods sticking out of the straw bales?

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  23. I hope the babies do well this time. It's so much fun to see the progress. Your garden looks edibly beautiful and I do like your straw bale garden. May you have many tomatoes from it. Watch out for those bees. There's always a wanderer out there somewhere!

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  24. great garden!!

    usually when our nesting baby birds...or even the eggs...disappear...the culprit is usually a SNAKE!

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  25. Your garden looks wonderful. Isn't it great to be able to pick your veggies for dinner. This was my first year with kohlrobi and I have loved it.

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  26. Can you send some of your bees my way? Our area is lacking bees and we are losing our veggies because they aren't getting pollinated :(

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  27. Nice insight to the work on the Farmette. I am in desperate need of growing my own tomatoes :-) as the price has gone up again recently.

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