This is the kind of day I remember having in August when I was a child. Its been so beautiful and I thought I’d share some of what we’ve been doing around here.

garden apples





We picked our apples and got a 5 gallon bucket from one tree, and there is at least another 5 gallons on that tree. We have Yellow Delicious and Granny Smith. The Granny smith will be big enough to produce next year, Lord willing.

garden sunflower

Then we had to pick our one really big sunflower. The birds were devouring the seeds before they were even ripe! Si we cut it and took out the remaining seeds. I’ll dry them and we’ll save some for planting next year and eat the rest.


garden sunflower seeds





We had a little homeschool lesson while we worked on the sunflower seed head. We cut it open and viewed the pithy part and how it soaked up so much water.

garden sunflower section





We found lots and lots of Passion Flower blooming….

garden passion flower





The Cayenne peppers need picking…..

garden peppers





Found some okra. This variety is called Eagle Pass. They are heat resistant and the big pods are tender. I found about 10 pods today, enough for supper.

garden 170

That’s what’s happening around here. I hope you are enjoying the last few weeks of summer!