Monday, February 1, 2010

I'm ready for spring

I am so ready for spring! One week from today I will start 200 heirloom tomato plants from 10 different varieties. Once I get them started I will take a pic and post if on the blog. The garden will be much larger this year, and I will do my best to keep this updated a little better.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Updated Gardening Photos and Video

Here is a short video and a few photos that were taken today of our organic, heirloom garden:

Rutgers Tomatoes (nicely developing clusters of tomatoes):


ruters tomatoes

Bloody Butcher Corn:

bloody butcher corn

Marglobe Supreme Tomatoes (also developing tomatoes):

marglobe supreme tomatoes

marglobe supreme tomatoes

White Bush Squash:

white bush squash

Early Yellow Squash:

early yellow squash

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

A Discovery of Strange Fungi


Hmmm...what does this look like? This strange hot pink stemmed mushroom appears to be hatching out of an egg filled with a gooey substance. We found this along with another similar fungus in the miniature horse pasture...there were also two unhatched eggs nearby. Does anyone have any idea what kind of mushroom this is? Here are a few pictures of our discovery:




Thursday, May 21, 2009

Wild Evening Primrose for Combating Multiple Sclerosis

evening primrose 2


Evening Primrose has been used for centuries for easing PMS and menopausal symptoms, and helps calm the nerves. We picked wild Evening Primrose off the side of the road in Nowata, Oklahoma for making tea by picking the leaves and flowers of the plant and drying them. Evening Primrose can help with symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis which my twin sister, Andrea, has; so I am going to give her this hand-picked tea as a medicinal gift. The abundant supply of essential fatty acids in evening primrose oil may be valuable in minimizing the inflammation associated with this progressive nerve disorder. The fatty acids may also contribute to healthy nerve development when taken over time. - Jessica

An elegant picture of Andrea on her wedding day:

P.S. Check out the lovely Wine Cup Purple Poppies we found in the pasture and the fragrant Japanese Honeysuckle we found in our back yard (we can make tea out of this)!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

More Tomato Plant Pictures and Wildcrafted Herb Finds

The best deal on Heirloom Seeds in the world.

heirloom jessica

The Lovely Jessica planting an Heirloom Rutgers Tomato plant.


Marglobe Supreme Tomatoes

pak choy

Pak Choy cabbage is growing very well in this pot.



These are of the same Rutgers Tomato plants from different angles. We have basil, chives, peppermint and catnip planted in between and around the plants which is just starting to sprout.


Flame Lettuce, Mustard Greens, Spinach, Paris Island Lettuce, Yellow Early Squash and Black Beauty Eggplant.

better boy tomato plant

Better Boy hybrid tomato plant in the front yard (my mom bought this, I am only growing heirloom tomatoes in the backyard.)

Lemon Balm Leaves added to white vinegar to make an "Herbal Vinegar." We will use this as a marinade for chicken, as medicine, as well as a salad dressing mixed with olive oil and some other herbs.


yarrow 2

This is some Wild Wooly Yarrow we picked in the miniature horse pasture. We will use the dried herb as a tea and as a tasty smoke. It is also great extracted into olive oil and used externally on minor cuts and scrapes (much better than petrolium junk like neosporin.)

Jessy & Daisy

Jessica with our baby filly Daisy in the pasture.

strawberry leaves

Wild Strawberry Leaves that will be dried and used as an astringent/digestive aid tea.

mulberry leaves

Adding Mulberry leaf tea to your diet can allow you to consume more safe sugars. We picked these leaves today, but we can't wait to pick some berries; they should be ripe within the next few days. The mulberries have turned red, but we are waiting for them to turn dark purple to pick them.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

New pictures of organic, heirloom garden

Pictures are flame lettuce, rutgers and marglobe supreme tomatoes, bloody butcher corn, white wonder cucumbers, crookneck squash, many varieties of beans.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Tomato Plants progress



tomato plants 3-19-09