Independence Day - The Fourth of July, as we call it here in the USA, is today. For me, it is a day to reflect on the Founding of our Nation, of all those brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice so that we can live in a land of Liberty. I am more grateful than I can express to those who have served, and those who serve now.
Today I was privileged to visit a friend who is hospitalized following surgery. Her husband stays with her as much as he can, so he was there. He is a Navy veteran and I was able to thank him for his service. He was touched. He served nearly 30 years ago, and yet he was obviously moved by what I said.
This evening I took a walk in the vegetable garden and will give you a quick tour.
In the foreground you can see the lovely flour corn growing. Mely from Mexico in my Kitchen shared the seeds with me and I am so excited to think I might be able to make my own hominy and masa this fall!
The lovely zucchinis!
You can tell it is humid here. This is the potato patch:
Some green tomatoes!
Green snap beans with sweet corn in the background:
Sweet potato vines:
My Finnish garlic. I have a friend in Finland. She sent me some seeds and so it takes two years to grow them to bulbs. I am looking forward to digging them up!
A sweet little cucumber:
See the little honey bee visiting the leek blossom?
We are already eating zucchini, onions and cucumbers. I even "robbed" the potatoes and we had a few "new potatoes" with our supper tonight. :)