Friday, July 9, 2010

Freezing some extra corn on the cob.

We went to the Amish produce auction outsid eof Williamsburg, IN. We purchased 30 dozen ears of corn for our 4th of July celebration. We did not need 30 dozen, but we got a pretty good deal on it. Well, we had about 4 dozen left so we decided to freeze it off the cob. Here is a quick video of the process.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Getting ready for the 4th of July!

Just watned to show a quick pic of some banner flags I put up today. I also installed some flag style solar lights. If you click on the pic, you can zoom in on photobucket.They are located around the flowers. We have had so much rain in the past week that parts of the garden are flooded. I now have this thing in my garden. I was told it's called a mud monster.


Mud Monster

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Flowers and Bird Feeders

Just a quick post today of the bird feeder area I built for my wife. The bird feeder hangers are actually recycled hospital IV holders. They are great because they have a very heavy base that has been buried about 12 inches or so deep. The units height can be changed, as well as they are free to spin. Best of all is that they are stainless steel. They will never rust! I had no idea they would look as good as what they do. My wife has planted some petunias and a hummingbird mix. The hanging baskets are also petunias.

Bird Feeder

Monday, May 24, 2010

Pepper Lineup 2010

This years peppers will be grown in 5 gallon buckets. I have been wanting to try this for awhile now. Here is the lineup!

Bell Orange
Bell Red
Bell Yellow
Bhut Jolokia
Black pearl
Habanero Orange
Habanero Paper Lantern
Habanero Red Caribbean
Hungarian Wax Yellow
Jalapeno M
Joe E Parker
Marconi Golden
New Mexico 64
New Mexico Chile
NuMex Big Jim
NuMex Twilight
Peter Pepper Yellow
Pretty in Purple
Purple Beauty
Super Chile
Thai Dragon
Thai Hot

Garden 2010

We have had a bit of a late start this year with the garden. We recently moved, so things have been a bit bumpy. Anyways, we finally got the greenhouse put back up, the new garden plot tilled, and some seeds started. Our pepper seeds were started about amonth later than what I had wanted, so this year, we will be growing out peppers in 5 gallon buckets. We are doing this so that we can extend the season by putting the plants in the greenhouse. I worry that I started too late to get a harvest from the garden. This is just playing it safe.

I have posted some pics that I just took of the garden today.


Petunias, marigolds, and tomato plants.
Flowers in front of greenhouse

Pepper seedings.
Pepper Seedlings

2 week old corn.
Sweet Corn 2 Weeks Old

2 week old peas.
Peas 2 Weeks Old

2 week old green beans. I have replanted the ones that did not make it for whatever reason(dogs!).
Green Beans 2 Weeks Old

2 week old potatoes.
Potatoes 2 Weeks Old

2 week old onions.
Onions 2 Weeks Old

Tomato plants.
Tomato Plants 4 Weeks Old

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Our newest Dog

This is Fester. He is a 9 month ol hairless Chinese Crested. It is a very friendly and UGLY dog. I don't know how much this has to do with peppers, but just thought I would share.

More to come with the blog. We have already began starting pepper seeds.

Our dog Fester