Our summer has been a real mixture of rain and sunshine and as a result, our yard and garden are happy. Well they seem to be happy anyway. What do we know really?! Everything is growing and so far we've enjoyed strawberries, raspberries, cherries, asparagus, rhubarb, chives and basil. On their way are tons of tomatoes and potatoes, what looks to be squash of some sort, garlic, onions, zucchini, peppers, carrots and hopefully a pumpkin or two. A lot of what is popping up is volunteer but seems hearty and healthy. We have two apple trees that I've been told we should have pruned last fall as they have hardly any apples on them - live and learn! Our two plum trees are thriving and are covered in fruit. The persimmons tree which gave us over 30 last year seems to be doing well and will probably produce the same amount this year. We are The Frost's and the Giant Peach as the tree in the yard holds just one single lovely peach for the four of us to share. We have yet to pick it. I'm waiting for it to get a little more ripe but we are all excited to have a taste. The banana trees are sporting lovely 'little shop of horrors' type flowers and several bananas. I recently ran into Anne (one half of the previous owners of the house) at the grocery store and she stopped to chat for a minute. She asked how we liked the place and I told her how we loved it but felt intimidated by the yard and all that is growing. She said her husband spent hours in the garden daily!!! No kidding. I wish we had the time and the knowledge he obviously did. We have lots to learn, lots to keep up with and fortunately for us, lots to eat. I WILL figure this all out as there is truly nothing better than eating food you have cared for and grown yourself.
Linking up with Annie again. My photos seem embarrassing compared to her amazing pics. Go check out her beautiful blog here.