Tuesday, June 16, 2009

" WE'RE AS BUSY AS THE BEES "

We are as busy as these Bees that were swarming the big Hibiscus!
Garden veggies coming in, company coming for dinner.....
Never a dull moment!




We had a Fish Fry last night and I made slaw from fresh
cabbage and put fresh bell pepper and dill in it! The fish,
bream, bass and catfish all came from our pond!
Life is good at Swiftwater!


We had sliced tomatoes and fresh banana pepper.
However...it was the wild blackberry topping I made for
my cheesecake that made the guest say WOW!
( hubby picked three gallons of Blackberries Saturday morning)


The Bees were also swarming the Mexican Petunias but
I wasn't fast enough to get a pic!


33 comments:

Elenka said...

Gads, no wonder the bees are hanging out at your place, I would too!!! Sounds fabulous.

Vicki Lane said...

"hazy, lazy days of summer" ha!

Life is good.

Missy said...

Enjoy your yummy food and good company. I love your Hibiscus!

Dirt Princess said...

Life is GOOD!!! I should come have lunch with you!!! My husband and I picked LOADS of blackberried Saturday as well. They were at the camp growing in one of the pastures. We went to town on them!!! We picked until we were both about to fall out! I think we picked around 2 gallons. The field is loaded. I want to go back soon with more help and pick away!

NCmountainwoman said...

That sounds so yummy. I haven't made cole slaw in quite a while. I always make such a mess. Must have been great to have everything, including the fish, from your own place.

willow said...

Oh, fried fish sounds so good. Now I have to have some! I'll pick up some tilapia this week. And slaw is a must, too. I'm totally drooling now...

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Yummy in my Tummy, Carol... I want some of your dinner.. Of course, you shook the calories out of that cheese cake, didn't you?????? ha

My Smoothie didn't taste quite that good --although the fresh strawberries were delicious.

Hugs,
Betsy

Susan said...

your garden adventures sound so lovely.I don't have a vegetable garden here at Black Street so I am feeling tres envious. What's better than growing your own food. xo from les Gang

crochet lady said...

I love that bright fushia color.
Your meal sounds delish!!!!

Renie Burghardt said...

Well, I'll have you know that I picked my first two zucchini's today! So there! And I still wish I was your neighbor!

Our black berries will be ready in a couple of weeks. I'll have to try them on some cheesecake. That just sounds so yummy.

Enjoy the bounty you are so blessed with, Carol!

Huggies,

Renie xox

jeannette stgermain said...

Three gallons of blackberries - that's worth it!! sounds like you have your hands full with the garden right now:)

I_am_Tulsa said...

Wow! You don't really have to go grocery shopping do you?! Your garden is wonderful!

Trixie said...

Um um goooood! All of the above!

Roslyn said...

What a feast, blackberries,yum & all that fresh fish-what time is dinner?!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Carol

Your menu sounds so good! I love black berries so I would have said WOW over the cheesecake too!

Thank you for your best wishes for all our happy occasions.

Kaye Barley said...

YUM!

and oh oh - the Hibiscus is gorgeous!!

Josie-Mary said...

Sounds good.
Thanks for the tip off about the roses, I couldn't get the feed from any local garden centre or DIY shops but I did manage to get a spray version which I plan to start using ASAP.... I'll let you know how it goes.. thanks again :)

La Belette Rouge said...

Mexican petunias. I have never heard them called that before. Mi gusto!

A Brit in Tennessee said...
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A Brit in Tennessee said...

What a busy bee you have been my friend.
I love your Hibiscus, and you're correct about it attracting the bees.
We had Salmon patties for supper this evening, with creamed potatoes and fresh garden peas, though I absolutely love fresh slaw.
I would pass on my main meal, just to eat your dessert...devine !!

the wild raspberry said...

fresh garden tomatoes....ahhh. we are so ready for ours to ripen!!
your hibiscus flowers are lovely...
have a great day
chasity

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Oh, a fish fry sound just perfect for a summer evening!! And I do hope you're planning a blackberry cobbler with that bounty!!

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

Your life on the farm is rich indeed! My hibiscus - which is in a pot on my terrace - is dying. They must need full sun. It's so hot here my potted plants need water twice a day. And it's only June!!!
Catherine

Janet said...

That sure sounds good. It really sounds like summer has arrived at your place. I'm starting to look forward to the drought we always get in July and August. It's going to be a while before I get ripe blackberries.

Deb Shucka said...

The abundance oozes from this post. Lovely!

Carolyn said...

Someday I am going to have a hibiscus bush! When we were little we lived on the island of Guam and wore them in our hair. Good memories.

JoyceAnn said...

Both meals sound delish , any leftovers , I'll be right over !

The cheesecake with blackberry topping sounds heavenly , may have to give that a try. I plan to pick wild blackberries today.

~ Blessings ~

JoyceAnn said...

Both meals sound delish , any leftovers , I'll be right over !

The cheesecake with blackberry topping sounds heavenly , may have to give that a try. I plan to pick wild blackberries today.

~ Blessings ~

Siobhán said...

All looks and sounds (smells?) delicious.

Hope your visit went very well.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Oh lawz...this DOES sound delish! We're still so wet nothing is growing except weeds and more thunder clouds.
sigh.
The weeds do look lush though -smile-.

steviewren said...

Yum, yum, yum!

Stone Bridge Farm said...

Het there! Beautiful pics. Thought I would buzz over and sheck out your blog since you visited mine.

What's funny...I too am reading the same homesteading book. lol. I just picked it up yesteday. Small world.

Merisi said...

Luck me that I had just had lunch
(oh so boring compared to your wonderful fare from garden and pond!), otherwise I would have fallen off my chair reading about your bounty.

Lucky your guests, indeed, cheesecake with fresh blackberry topping!!! *ooooooooooooooooohhhh*