Friday, June 8, 2007

SHOW & TELL - #5 - Mickey's Garden

It's Show & Tell Friday again. If you don't know about this head over to Kelli's for all the info and join the fun.


My Show & Tell #5 is going to show some of my husbands loves and handiwork. This picture is the "First Fruits" of his garden: Sugar Snap Pea, String Bean, Green Onion, Radish, Crooked Neck Squash, New Red Potatoes, Swiss Chard, Green Leaf Lettuce, Romain Lettuce, & Mesclun. Let me tell you - it tastes as good as it looks!! No tomato's yet he had to replant them because our late frost got the first ones. He has a lot of other things growing but this is what he harvested the other day.



We spend a lot of money on bird seed because the squirrels keep eating it all. They go to extreme to get into the feeders. Here is one that's climbed onto the top of the feeder.




Now you can see Mr. Squirrel curved around like a pretzel to get to that seed!





This is a picture of one of the beautiful Hibiscus blooms.


Hope you enjoyed a little glimpse of how my hubby spends his time while I'm blogging!!







46 comments:

Kim said...

Squirrels, did somebody say squirrels? No my eye isn't twitching, ok yes it is, those little boogers keep destroying my garden. Sorry, I loved your post.

Mrs. C said...

We had squirrel problems until we invested in the squirrel-proof bird feeders. Now the squirrels have to fend for themselves. :)

Your husband's hard work in the garden makes for some delicious meals, doesn't it? :)

Tracy said...

My hubby loves to spend his time in the garden as well! Oh yes. Those pesky squirrels. They are quite limber!

Jenn4Him said...

All of that bounty so soon! You and your husband have green thumbs! Happy weekend.

Lady_MSnow said...

I love seeing stuff from people's gardens!

charish said...

HOw wonderful to have such a hany husband in the garden. My would mow it down.
Sarah

Lori B said...

I did enjoy glimpses into your husband's handiwork.

MMNN! I love fresh garden produce. I can't wait until we get some out of our garden. So far the only thing ready here is rhubarb.
Enjoy all of that yummy produce.

Those darn squirrels. hehe
Your plant is pretty.

I posted my show and tell today too, even though I'm supposed to be on a blogging break. I knew I would miss all of your ladies if I didn't post. As I'm going to be gone next week.

LBP said...

Too many dogs in our neighborhood for squirrels to be much of a nuisance!

Wow! Your veggies look delicious. So far we have gotten lettuce, spinach, turnip, broccoli, radishes and onions. Can't wait for the squash and tomatoes!wu

Nadine said...

The veggies look good. The color of the squash is so bright. Mr. Squirrel is quite amusing.

Jennifer said...

Those veggies look scumputous

Jeanette said...

Hi Susan, Your Hubby has some nice home grown veg, oh how tasty they will be, and that sqirrel is determend to get the seed. Take care.

annie said...

What a beautiful harvest!
He must have a green thumb.
I wish I did :o(. Fortunately my dad does and he lives close enough I enjoy the fruits of his labor.
Great pictures, thanks for sharing them.
♥~annie

ellen b said...

Love hubby's bounty. It's nice that he can putter in a beautiful setting.

Tina said...

the veggies look yummy! Those squirrels certainly are determined

Alycia said...

Such wonderful pictures! Your husbands first fruits look especially good ~ how I miss homegrown vegetables. My Father in Law used to have a lovely garden as well. The squirrel pictures are so funny ~ I look forward to showing them to my children in the morning. Blessings to you and thank you for your sweet notes of encouragement on my blog.

Barbara H. said...

That hibiscus is just gorgeous! We had trouble with squirrels when we had a bird feeder, too. Neat that you have home-grown vegetables, and so early, too!

Lana G! said...

Your hubby is definitely a pro with a huge green thumb! Love the squirrel shot!

Sharon said...

We have a bird feeder just like yours and the squirrels look just like yours! ;-) They are a nuisance but I have to chuckle at some of their funny ways.

Kelli said...

Wow! What a beautiful harvest from the garden, I'll bet everything is so crisp and fresh! I know what you mean about the squirrels eating all the birdseed, they have bottomless pits! :0)

Thank you for sharing your husbands handiwork with us!
Kelli

Susie said...

Hi Susan,
Your garden looks like it's producing so well. Do the squirrels eat your produce at all?
We have a hard time keeping them from eating our fruit. They are cute to look at though and they dearly love the birdseed.
xo

Our Peculiar Life said...

beautiful handiwork, Mickey!!

Mrs. U said...

What wonderful food your husband has grown (with the Lord's help, of course). It looks sooo delicious!!!

That squirrel is too funny! You were quick with the camera to catch that one! :)

His,
Mrs. U

Mrs.B. said...

Those vegetables look delicious! And I think they're quite pretty as well.

inspired said...

brilliant :o]

Kitty said...

I LOVE the hibiscus!! It is my favorite flower of all time. All the pictures were so pretty, and those homegrown vegetables look so delicious. Boy, I wish I was your next door neighbor, I'd help you eat those!! :-)

Morning Glory said...

The fresh vegetables are beautiful! I'm convinced that squirrels were created to invade the space of everyone else.

Linds said...

I HATE the squirrels who destroy my garden! They even got into the hanging baskets and tossed out all the plants. I loved the photos though!

Momma Roar said...

You're making me hungry!!

The picture of the flower is gorgeous!

I had to chuckle about what Mickey does while you blog - you ought to have a great garden this year then, huh? ;-)

Doberlady said...

Oh how I wish I could have a HUGE garden! I wish I could make a salad from your picture as we speak.

Jill@Who Could Ask for Anything More said...

Darn squirrels.. and that's all I'm gonna say on that because otherwise I could go off on a real tangent.

I love gardens and wish we had the space (and soil) to have one..a really big one. You read about me and meat... but veggies. I love them all. Yum!

PortraitofPeter said...

You have got to admire the squirrel - always determined!!

I have one or two who pop into my garden, now I know why the bird seed goes so quickly.

Christy said...

Okay, I need to email you about gardening. I am pathetic. I can't even get the flowers to stay alive in my pots, much less vegetables. However, I am inspiring to grow tomatoes. One day...

Julieann said...

I added my self to your map:) What a wonderful show and tell--and the squirrel is a riot trying to get into your bird feeder--all the veggies look so yummy too!

Julieann:)

Pam said...

Beautiful and fresh! I have never gardened but remember helping my dad in his as a child. It's very rewarding!

The sqirrel brings back memories. My son was doing a unit study on Birds so we hung a feeder right outside our large plate glass window in our dining room. We did school at the dining table so we knew we would see lots of action. Right, Squirrely action! LOL

Trudi M said...

great photos, love the squirrel. Are you sure you don't buy all the food to feed him. LOL

Amber said...

What a wonderful post. We started our first garden this year but I can say your husbands is outdoing ours. I love the pictures of the squirrels, too funny!

Ruth said...

YUM!! Looks like y'all will be eating plenty of fresh veggies!! I love squirrel pictures. My dad used to fight the squirrels from getting in the bird feeder when I was little. I was always amazed at the tenacity of a squirrel.

groovyoldlady said...

You're HARVESTING? I haven't planted a single thing yet!

Lynne said...

Wow, what a productive garden your husband has-all I have right now are some marble sized tomatoes and a few strawberries. Mickey sure has a green thumb!

HsKubes said...

What wonderful fruits of his labor. They look so yummy.
I had to laugh at your squirrel. We, too, have to buy extra seed to feed ours. Ours also broke our birdhouse. They were ripping off the wooden pieces and such, even a piece of glass. Now we have embraced feeding the squirrels and have set up a squirrel feeder on the tree that we put seed on. lol
I loved the photo of him. We have caught a few of ours over the last few months of them doing the same thing. They are entertaining.

Thank you for visiting me today.
Enjoy your weekend ~
Christina

Myrna said...

Gorgeous produce! It's good that Mickey has a hobby also--this blogging thing can sure keep a girl busy!

~Ginger said...

My Alicia would be in heaven living with you guys. She loves healthy food and I offer none. Mickey's produce is fantastic. I remember as we complained about winter he was getting his soil ready. How wonderful! How far is that drive to OK? We are flying to Dallas, but I still want to meet that Mickey.
I loved Leigh Ann's comment! Keep blogging Susan!

Tiany said...

What a blessing to work with your hands and the land and reap such rewards!!! We have a feeder just for the squirrels and have done all we can to keep the litle guys from the other bird feeders! Love the pic of your hibiscus!

Lyndy said...

I have the same problem with squirrels here. Loved your post. What yummy things your husband has grown.

Thanks for sharing and have a blessed Sunday.

Lyndy

Sandy said...

hahahah..i just took pics today of my squirrels stealing my bird seed...going to post them tomorrow...hahahahah..great pics you have there...sandy

Anonymous said...

So tell me, how do you keep those squirrels from eating your hibiscus. The squirrels here have eaten our beautiful plant and made it just bare stems. :(