As I get ready to take a quick road trip to see a friend, and then a longer road trip to see another friend at the end of the month, here’s a brief view of the garden coming on like gangbusters.

Japanese Ornamental Corn

Ornamental Japanese Corn growing in the perennial garden (away from the sweet corn). SO pretty.

GourdTendrils

Tendrils of gourds, growing on an arched livestock panel. Excited to see how this all comes out.

GardenJuly

Overview of the garden, taken from the northeast corner. Beans in foreground.

WallOTomatoes

Wall o’ tomatoes. This just makes me happy.

RedZebraTomatoGreen

Red Zebra tomato. I’m also growing a green zebra. Good thing the plants are well marked or I wouldn’t be able to tell the difference at this stage.

YoungMelon

Early melon. This was grown from seed collected last year. The original variety was a hybrid, so I have NO idea how these are going to taste.

TropeaOnion

Tropea onions. An Italian heirloom. Not my favorite personally, but hoping they sell well in the sea of Walla Walla Sweets.

YoungSpaghettiSquash

Spaghetti squash. Always a good seller. For the love of God, don’t put tomato sauce on it. Butter, salt and pepper. Done. Any questions?

SunshineKabocha

Sunshine Kabocha squash. They start out yellow, so clearly well named. Note the accidental action bee shot.

EarlyPumpkins

Pie pumpkins. I don’t bother growing the big ornamental ones. Lots of those available. Mine are actually pretty AND good to eat. My try at Cinderella pumpkins is going to be a fail. The plants have succumbed to squash bugs.

CleanUpCrew

The clean up crew. Always at hand and happy to eat any weed or oversized zucchini or cucumber that goes over the fence. And they cry and cry and cry in hopes you will throw them something. Note: there is much better pasture available to them. They LIKE it out there in the scraggly grass.

CharliesGirls

Charlie, out in the field with his girls. They are getting BIG. This was a pretty extreme camera zoom, so not the best shot, but they were so cute out there together I couldn’t resist.

Miles Away Farm Blog © 2013, where we’re going to drive about 2,500 miles in the next two weeks, at the height of the garden season. Thank goodness for my husband (who is staying home). Because as much as it seems like it sometimes, life is not ONLY about the farm. Sometimes its about seeing old friends.

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