Fruits and Veggies

It's hot here. Too hot. And dry. Our grass is dry and crunchy, we have yet to mow the back yard this season, between the goats and the lack of rain, it isn't growing. But with a little help from the garden hose....

That was our first lemon cucumber. These little things are really good. Thanks to the late cold temperatures this year, the cucumber beetles are non-existent and we are having great cucumber harvest. I have about 10 in the refrigerator right now.

Squash bugs have been a little later than usual too. The plants are starting to fall, one by one. But I have a counter full of patty pan and zucchini squash in spite of the bugs.

Thanks to the early heat, our strawberries didn't have too long of a season. But our lemon tree is thriving in the sun. And most of the lemons are finally starting to turn yellow.

Last night, I felt like decorating. So I used the garden as my inspiration. These are to remember the strawberries and in anticipation of the lemons...

This is what Paul and I did in the evenings a couple weeks ago. Lots and lots of pea shells. Peas are cold loving plants, and definitely don't like the 90 degree heat, so they are gone...pulled up and butternut squash planted in their place.

More garden cookies....peas and tomatoes.

And a turtle, just because I thought he was cute.

And speaking of's my sweet pea:


  1. How on earth do you make cookies that cute?!?

    Also, I'm jealous of your produce. Here in MN, we are barely getting into our growing season....

  2. Lol ~ too hot... too cold..., can't win! ;)We've had such a chilly and rainy start to the season! I'm bundled up in layers while I sit here, another cold, rainy day on tap! Last year I discovered a trick to saving squash plants from the boring beetles. Let me know if you'd like me to share. All of your produce looks super delish, I'm glad that everything seems to be thriving. Those cookies should be featured in a magazine somewhere they're so beautiful! :)

  3. Looks like your garden is doing great. None of my squash are growing. I'm disappointed. I guess I didn't do a good enough job with the water hose. I love your cookies.

  4. We grew lemon cucumbers once. Loved them. :)

    I also love patty pan squash!

    Those cookies are to dies for.

  5. You are very talented, and make lovely little cookies. But I must say that the baby takes the cake...I mean...cookie?