The first marching band halftime show of the 2016 season, with both Alexa and Jada in the show, and they looked great! So proud of the Kids for trying so hard, working together as a team, and supporting each other. These are life skills that they will use for the rest of their lives. I hope their experience is as wonderful for them as I imagine it to be.
We are having another good gardening year. It is hot now but the garden has produced well.
Starting Fall seeds in the Formal Dining room
Carolina Reapers – wow they are hot
Nice haul of bell peppers!
Jalafuego Jalapeños – Wonderful Jalapeno and hot
Peaches and Cream corn
After 17 years I am realizing each day that I am with the woman of my dreams. We see the important things in the same light and work together to shape our future for the better. I love you and hope that we are blessed with many more years together.
We went out to the Four Winds steakhouse and had a wonderful meal together. I hope you had as much fun as I did and look forward to doing it again next year.
It is 2016 and Jada is now a Senior at North Forney High School! My how time flies when you are having fun raising kids. I didn’t get to go for the pictures but thought I would post these here in case they are wanted in the future as memories fade.
Last year our corn was blown down multiple times and did not provide a single ear of corn. When at first you don’t succeed try and try again.
This year we planted Peaches and Cream corn and it is about time for harvest. Today we pulled an ear to check for ripeness and it looks great! Below are some pictures and a few words.
Here is a picture of the 4×8 bed that we planted. 4 rows of 8 plants for 32 total plants. Should net us 40 to 50 ears
When the silks have all been pollinated and turned crispy brown the ears should be ready to cut from the stalks. Let’s pull one and see where we stand shall we.
Here is our test cob. Looks good! Most kernels are fully grown and they show good germination rates. A few did not germinate but that is to be expected. Perfect corn is germinated with a spray and ours is good ol Mother Nature.
Update: we harvested about 1/3 of our corn! Looks great but as of now I have not tasted it.
This year we planted two beds of Kentucky Wonder green beans. If your wondering that is about 32 foot row of green beans with plants spaced on 4 inches and rows space 12 inches. That gives us four trellises of green beans with a row on each side of the trellis. I count that double rowed trellis as a row. It has been relatively cool so the beans flowered well and set a lot of pods. Below are pictures and general comments about the planting, harvest, and processing of the green beans.
Here Kim is blanching the green beans by submerging them in boiling water for three minutes and then quickly into ice water for three minutes. From there they are thoroughly dried via towels and by being laid out to dry.
Everything has produced well except for the Bell Peppers. They have a fungus from all the excess moisture and lost tons of leaves. I sprayed them with an anti fungal and it has warmed up so maybe they will kick in and make some more peppers.
Carolina Reaper not yet ripe but should be soon with the heat. They look crazy hot!
The green beans are coming off by the pound.
Tomato horn worm
An evenings picking
The watermelons are small but still young.