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Silver Threads …..

dscf000311no Golden Needles here, but instead one huge web! I finally found my other digital camera and decided to take a few pics of the roses and garden and much to my delight I found a couple of spidey pics on the disc that was still inside the camera. These photos are of Banana Spiders which are abundant here in Florida in the winter. This lady decided to live on our back porch and her web took up about 4 + feet of it! If you look closely you will see a couple of meals for her…and those would be the male of her species. Gotta love it.

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April 22, 2009 Posted by | My Country Life | , , , , , | Leave a comment

SPRING AT LAST!

I am so happy to finally be working out in the garden and thought that I would share some of what is making me joyous!

Mock Orange blooms

Mock Orange blooms

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Banana Bush Bloom

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Amaryllis Bloom

Then of course there are the veggies. This season we planted red bell pepper, sweet peppers, green bell peppers, cucumbers, tomato, lettuce, bush beans and radishes, butternut squash, pattypan squash and straight neck squash.  We will be adding eggplant too.  I have lemon basil, sweet basil, and rosemary waiting to sprout.

The first tomato of the season, yum!

The first tomato of the season, yum!

And as if this isn’t enough, we have pullet biddies coming on June 1.  A whopping 40 of them in mixed breeds, but all of them excellent layers.  If you haven’t had farm fresh eggs from free range chickens you just don’t know what you are missing!  Let me just say that they are the best.  The yolks are deep yellow and taste so rich and wonderful. 
I know I will have to get my hands out of the dirt and back on rods of glass soon but this has been sort of a vacation for me….and I so needed it.  Have a wonderful day and I will post some recipes and more pics of House & Garden.
Peace and well being,
Ellen

April 5, 2009 Posted by | My Country Life, The Garden | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment