these opened after sunday’s first big monsoon. only two of the sunflower seeds i planted chose to grow.
this is plenty.
teeny olive buds from the tree in the greywater bed
raindrops and sprinklers near the chicken coop are encouraging new growth on the jojoba
as desperately as i’d like to make goat cheese-stuffed squash blossoms, i’m letting these hang out a bit longer. (so far this is a mystery squash…likely butternut!)
chiltepins are budding away! the bush has grown exponentially in the last few months
epazote is nearly two feet tall…amazing progress from the tiny starter i planted only two months ago. i have yet to add it to pinto beans, but i plan on experimenting with the flavor profiles of both the dried and fresh leaves
mighty mesquite trees are dropping these vibrant pods- right on time with the beginning of monsoon season. regretfully- i am not well prepared this time around to harvest and mill. i’ve fed some to the chickens but they’re less than enthused
the first pursulane of the year is sprouting! first, i want to see if the chickens are interested in its flavor- as it would be a great nutrient-dense addition to their diet. once it’s more abundant, i look forward to adding it in salads with a citrus vinaigrette
this vine has wrapped around the datura. could this be another passionflower?
only took about two days for these tuna fruits to ripen to this incredible deep magenta. i’ve noticed a few that have already fallen- so i have to glean these really soon and press a bit of juice