A journal documenting the trials and tribulations of gardening on the rocky coast of Downeast Maine. My attempt at keeping in touch with my many friends and loved ones who live all across the nation.
Thursday, July 13, 2006
Pass the Peas, Please
Romas in the foreground with pole beans in the background. Romas were planted about 2 weeks ahead of the pole beans. Had our first batch of peas out of the garden last night - Yummy! With just a bit of salt, pepper and a small bit of butter, we steamed them to bright green perfection. Along with the sauteed Haddock, tomato, cucumber and fresh herb (herbs from the garden, of course) salad, it was a meal to remember. The beans are coming on strong and should be producing soon. We have both Roma Bush and Kentucky Wonder Pole beans and as prolific as they tend to be, we should have plenty for the freezer this year. Had our second paddle of the season in the kayak yesterday, however, the hot, hazy, humid weather did not make for as pleasant an experience as usual. We did make a stop on the island for our picnic lunch and spent a nice hour just sitting and watching birds.
Gardening and knitting fanatic! I love digging in the dirt (what little I have of it!) My zone 5 garden is located on 2 1/2 heavily wooded, rocky acres on the coast of Downeast Maine and is shared by Hubby and our two cats, Spike and Sluggo. When unable to garden, I love to knit, cook, pursue my photograpy, bake and read numerous other blogs.