Monday, July 6, 2015
Please keep dropping in. There will be new posts, new little projects, some FYI's and other random farm, garden and food thoughts!
The wild berries ripening are all over 1840's Farm. I'm getting these ready for the freezer. I like to spread them out on a cookie sheet first and let them freeze a bit, just so they don't freeze into a giant berry block. Then I'll bag them for pie making later on when I have the time.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Yeow.....was doing some research in St Augustine for a book and stopped for lunch at Meehan's Backyard Island Cafe. Ordered the Monster Burger. HUGE....but so delish! Slaw, goat cheese, bacon.....not something you'd have daily (or weekly) but what a treat!
Saturday, May 9, 2015
Checking in on the little pineapple that we have been following on Facebook, it is now actually looking like a pineapple, albeit a "mini me" version. Still a long way to go.
The plant itself is also beginning to sprout "pups" (second pic). These are new little plants forming that will eventually produce a fruit themselves. This plant has 2 "pups starting so far.
A pineapple plant fruits only once.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
A fron came off of one of the coconut palms the other day during a heavy wind. I have been trying to decide what type of support to use when I transplant my vanilla orchid. (Yes...the same plant that can produce vanilla pods.)
This morning, as I was moving the downed fron, I got to thinking that I could put at least part of it to good use.
So.....I cut off either end of the fron, leaving the center stem at the length that I desired. Then, I cut the leaves from the stem. Sealing the 2 cut ends, the stem is now ready to use as a plant support. Because I cut this one long, I will be using it for my allspice tree, replacing the shorter supports. (Replacment in progress in last photo.)
Oops....just heard another fron go down in the wind. This one will be for the vanilla orchid!