Friday, October 21, 2011

The October (!) Garden and Growing Little Farmers

 Turns out there are still a few items out in the garden.  Which is excellent.  Tomatillos became massive batches of salsa verde this weekend.  Oddly enough, I totally forgot to put in all the cilantro I bought, but we didn't notice until I found the cilantro in the fridge later.  Turns out it's delicious even without the cilantro!  Paul declared the salsa verde his favorite thing from the garden, even though he totally hates the plants and thinks they're a pain.
 I also picked the last of my second beet crop.  These are those cool striped beets on the insides.  We'll enjoy them roasted one night this week.  And then I'll cry over not having garden fresh beets until next June.

 And finally, we still have a bunch of peppers growing - serrano, bell, and New Mexico Big Jim.  The peppers were all a bit late this year, and I'm hoping our first frost will hold off a bit longer because there are quite a few more bells out there that I'd love to grab if they get big enough.

Oh yes, and not to forget the little farmers we're growing too.  This picture was taken just seconds before a shoving match that resulted in both boys on the floor.  You'd never really know they're twins, would you?

This post linked with Farm Friend Friday at Verde Farm.

32 comments:

blueviolet said...

Your garden is amazing! I had forgotten that there was still so much to be yielded at this time of year. Yummy!

Your cutie pie boys are just that - cutie pies!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

The little farmers are so cute! You harvested so many wonderful things from your garden this year.

Jill said...

You have really had a fantastic garden. Glad you're still enjoying it.

I adore this picture of the twins! Laughed out loud when you explained what happened after the shot though...

Samantha said...

Our beets were terrible this year..no idea what happened!
Loved the pic of the boys..shoving matching or not, they are absolutely adorable

My Journey With Candida said...

You might want to be looking for a couple of sticks. You will need some sturdy ones to beat off the girls in a few years. Those little farmers are going to be grown up before you know it.

Valerie said...

It got below freezing this past week and turned our garden to mush. It always makes me sad that the gardening season is coming to a close for another year. (It seems like it was just spring!)

And kids have to grow like darn weeds too! I'm glad you were able to get a picture of Reid and Cort before all heck broke loose-they are so cute!

TexWisGirl said...

cute little farmer boys!

Slamdunk said...

Glad you got a few last items from your garden Lisa. We did not put much effort into ours this year--a good thing since flooding wiped everyone's efforts out anyway.

I hope you and your farmers have a super weekend.

Gone Country said...

Great timing on the capture of the boys before the big shoving match! Too funny!

How nice that you're still getting some produce still! Everything looks yummy! We haven't had any luck with beets and radishes. We're trying them one more time...

Have a great weekend!

Loretta said...

Good you are still enjoying your veggies from the garden. Those beets look sooo good! Your two farmers are the cutiest...I love their coveralls! Boys-will-be-boys!
And you wouldn't have it any other way, right? LOL Love
Loretta

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Still getting peppers! Wow!

Ginny said...

Those beets are really pretty! But this picture of the boys is my favorite YET!!! And your little story to go with it has me laughing!!!

camp and cottage living said...

Adorable farmer boys! They are definitely developing their own looks, for sure.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

your garden looks amazing!
really amazing you grow so many vegetables!

omg, the boys are sooo cute!

Misty said...

Such adorable little farmer men you have! All of this stuff you do amazes me! wherever do you find the energy and have these little misters hanging around? you are awesome!

Inger said...

I've been away for so long, your boys have really grown! So cute, but don't tell them.

E @ Act Fast Chef said...

Wow! Your garden just keeps going. I had to pull all of my stuff out several weeks ago...and by then I just had tomato plants left. The hurricane did a number on the garden :(

Melodie said...

Your little farmers are cute as can be! I just love overalls in little boys! Terrific on the garden goodness!

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

Your produce is still looking great! I've never tried growing meets before. I'd be interested to see if my kids would like them.

I'm glad you got the cute picture before the brawl. :)

Tracie said...

My twin brothers were like your kids one a whole head taller. My twins I still have a hard time telling them apart....My peppers never came through this year I am so jellous yours look delicious!

Chatty Crone said...

Love all those home grown veggies - yummy. And my sisters twins don't look the same either, but they are all cute as can be. sandie

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

We had our first frost/freeze this week and all of the pepper and tomato plants went squish. Hope yours holds off for a little while! :)

The Incredible Woody said...

Salsa verde is our favorite!! Yummy!!

missing moments said...

Those veggies look great! And so do those two boys ... so cute.

GardenofDaisies said...

Your little boys are adorable in their matching coveralls!! You must really miss your fresh veggies during the winter months. Enjoy these last gifts from the garden while you can.

Angela said...

They are the cutest little farmer boys! Can't believe you are still getting veggies from your garden. Ours was a dud this year.

Marissa @Life On Our Side Of The Mountain said...

I don't think I have anything left in my garden.
I've never had Salsa Verde...do you use a recipe?
The boys are cute little farmers!

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Kelli- AdventurezInChild'Rearing said...

your veggies are so beautiful- and so are your little farmers!

Sandy said...

You guys have really benefited from the garden. I love salsa verde also and it looks wonderful!

Tina Lane said...

I always enjoy tiptoeing around your garden.