Monday, July 13, 2009

Blueberries, Garden

Maybe you heard about our little trip out into the country to pick berries. Maybe you even tasted the cherry pie I made afterwards. (My new favorite pie!) We also picked some of the best blueberries I've ever tasted. I wish I had picked enough of those to make a pie. Next year!

Josh picking under the nets

Very pretty berries

In other news, I remembered to take a garden photo today. I was being chased by the giant scarab beatles so I only took this one before running out of there. The peas are finished and have been pulled out of the ground to make way for something new. Moving clockwise from the far left you can see big sunflowers growing, carrots, kale, green chard, tomato plants, purple bean bushes, rainbow chard, and beets. There are a few stray marigolds on the far right that grew from last year. We also have a lone snapdragon that popped up behind the bean bushes.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Goats and Garden Bounty

Goat transportation in California

A closer look

Cha Cha is checking out the latest garden harvest. Clockwise from the top they are baby carrots that I thinned, purple string beans, and English peas. We enjoyed the carrots and beans on a salad and I sauted the peas in butter and served them on a little pile of sauted chard. The beans turn green when cooked so I'm just not cooking them.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


The Getty had amazing gardens, including these fine succulent specimens.

These ferns grew under the redwoods.

The view from the backseat driving towards the Central Coast wine region was unfamiliar but beautiful.

There were several terraced gardens at The Getty museum.

I spotted this very unusual tree in Beverly Hills.