A collage for July

July 2014 collage72
Texture by Kim Klassen; Follow 100% soft light.

July was a strange month. There were summer temps in the 90F range, but almost a whole week in the 70s where I threw open the windows to air out the house. The corn came in and we picked, shucked, cleaned and froze 11 quarts….and ate about an equal amount of fresh corn on the cob ears! The green beans exploded and are still coming. The cherry tomatoes lost their minds and we can’t stop them. The flowers are doing remarkably well since there hasn’t been any desert-dry heat.

And Twix turned 5 months old! We’re making baby food and she’s enjoyed garden-fresh veggies with green beans, beets, sweet potatoes and squash. Other foods we’ve pureed and frozen are peas, cauliflower, peaches, cherries, blueberries, plums and cantaloup.

Needless to say, she is gaining weight!

All in all, not a bad month…as summers go.

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8 thoughts on “A collage for July

  1. My mouth is watering just thinking about all that garden-fresh food! When we first moved here I planted a large garden and did so for four or five years, but the challenge of gardening in such a short growing season, with frosts possible (and too often probable) every month of the year finally overwhelmed me. That and the weed population that did not require ideal weather!


  2. As always, Lisa, BEAUTIFUL collage!

    “We’re making baby food and she’s enjoyed garden-fresh veg­gies with green beans, beets, sweet pota­toes and squash. Other foods we’ve pureed and frozen are peas, cau­li­flower, peaches, cher­ries, blue­ber­ries, plums and cantaloup.”

    I am so impressed! And what’s really great about that is the food Twix is eating is totally fresh and no preservatives 🙂

    We’ve had the same weather here, but I’m not complaining because we’ve had more cool weather than hot this summer. And I’m amazed because July is normally the hottest month for us.

    Have a super week, my friend!


  3. What beautiful kiddos, and what lovely summer memories and activities! While the rest of the US is having a cooler summer, the Pacific Northwest has had a hot and dry one. We usually gave rain through June, but not this year!


  4. I love this mosaic, Lisa.
    Those little ones are just precious.
    We have had a very strange summer here. No real hot days at all, and most mornings have actually been a bit chilly. Not a typical summer at all, and I cannot believe it is quickly coming to an end.

    Happy day to you, sweet friend. xo.


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