Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Under the Clouds...

A day of cloudy weather...

with quick spurts of sunshine

and our passionfruit vine is now showing fruit...
and I can hardly wait to taste it

and the mango tree has given us it's first mango

more ginger is ready to harvest

but, I take just what is needed for the week

and leave the rest in the ground to keep on growing...
that way, we don't have to keep replanting ginger roots...
except to make another patch of it
one cannot have too much ginger growing

the sweet potatoes are calling

and digging down into the wet dirt...
I see a sweet potato peeking through

it's a good size potato...
and only one needed to be dug out

enough for dinner and to put into the dogs' meat

it was about a 2 to 3 pounder

some seasoning peppers are ready to pick

and the ever present doves just keep watching me as I putter around the cottage

May your day, or night be fragrant in God's grace.


  1. Fantastic farm. I wish we could grow in our yard. Our dirt is marl.

  2. Wow look at that yummy Sweet Potato!! I am in love with that spud hehehe...What lens are you using for your bird shots?? The dirt is gorgeous we are very dry and sandy here...although where the trees drop there leaves on some parts of my property and get all decomposed I do have some nice soil down there. I have moved some of it before and used it in my garden. Looks like another lovely day at your cottage ~Love Heather

    1. Heather, I use a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40. I like using my auto or elegant shot in aspect ratio of 4:3 and 7m size (16x20), and I just zoom in to my subject. Composting does a great job at making great soil. We just dump everything in an unused garden area, put lot of wood chips and leaves over it, let the chickens do their thing and in no time, it's good to go for growing great stuff. Then, it's on to the next unused space and so on.

  3. wow! that is a BIG sweet potato!

    I'm always happy to see the photos you share here:)
    I too have a little birdie that likes to watch me around the yard, and especially likes to watch my kitty-cat when he comes out to the garden with me. Kitty-cat does not like that birdie! It's so funny!

  4. Yum!! Must try growing ginger and sweet potatoes myself. You are in America, yes? So it is spring time over there?? I'm in New Zealand and going into winte next month :0)

  5. Julia, I live way down south on a Caribbean island. We have tropical weather and it is consistent, with dry and wet seasons.