Thursday, August 30, 2012

Fall sprouts are coming up!

      I was so excited to walk out to the garden and find the seeds that I planted eight days ago are coming up! They didn't come up like that before! The spinach seeds are the only ones that didn't come up yet, but I'm sure they will. I will sprinkle more seeds into the beds, as I didn't plant the whole bed yet. That way we will get progressive plants as the season advances. I am so happy with this progress! I want to pickle my own beets; and how neat it will be to use the beets from my own garden! I love pickled beets and just finished up the last jar from the grocery store, today! The more I read about pesticides and gmo's, the more I want to grow everything we eat! It will take time to get to that point, however.

      I don't know if this is the right time of year to obtain a doeling, but I read on Craigslist where we can get one. I can't get her just yet; and I'm afraid that she won't last until I can get her. That's OK. though, because I'm always reading where to get a goat. The problem is, they are usually billies.  I am really excited to keep goats, and hopefully it won't be too far in the future! This one is a Dwarf Nigerian. That way we won't get too much milk at a time. I look forward to this adventure! It may not happen until Spring, but I think that will give us more time to prepare the area.

      Isaac hasn't been too bad on us, just a little rain and a lot of humidity! I am glad the sun isn't shining because it would be even hotter! I am so ready for some 'cool down'! I wonder if we will see cooler temps in September? Hope ya'll have a great weekend! Blessings from Bama!

Delicious blueberry muffins made with honey!

I almost touched this when I opened the gate! Sorry for the blurryness!

These are everywhere! They were all over these passion plants yesterday, but this is the only one there today. 

How long does it take for the passion fruit to mature? How do they taste? 

Of course, it loves the fennel! I wished I had a photo of the mature butterfly! They are the rust colored one, I think.

Do you see the seedlings coming up? These are beets.

These seedlings are turnips. That is a Thai hot pepper plant.

Swiss chard here.



  1. Hi Bama Girl, Isn't it exiting to see the seeds coming up! Can't be fall already tho! Those muffins made with honey sure look tempting. Is the recipe anywhere? Nancy

    1. Hi Nancy! Glad you like the muffins! I used the recipe in the Better Homes and Gardens cookbook. Although I have lots of cookbooks, this one is a very good basic one. One day I will figure out how to add recipes on my blog, maybe! I'm really excited about the fall garden! I hope it does better than the summer garden!

  2. Those caterpillars look like the ones that ate my blueberry plants! I want a goat too. I am always watching craigslist for them too...some day...some day. I have GOT to get down to my garden this weekend and see how it is doing. The pig has escaped so many times lately and then opened pens so the quail and chickens can escape and I have been spending a lot of time trying to get eveything back in again :(

    1. Hi Becky! Oh no! Your blueberries! That will have to stop! Can't wait to get a doeling! Sorry about your 'pigscapades'! He's getting butchered soon, so that will be nice!

  3. Your fall garden looks like it's off to a good start. How did the blueberry muffins taste made with honey? I make a zucchini bread with honey that's terrific, but haven't tried it with blueberries yet. We have passionflower plants here and we do not eat the fruit. Haven't done enough research yet on that one to feel comfortable. Thanks for sharing Bama Girl!

    1. Hi Lisa! The muffins tasted great! They just molded quickly, though. Guess I need to keep future ones in the fridge. I read where the juice of the passion fruit is used for drinking. If I have enough fruit, I'm going to try it!


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