Corn in a raised garden

Gardens, Hanging Out, and New Recipes

How is everyone doing? I am four months into working from home with settling into some fairly hot and humid days! It all somehow seems surreal! When we purchased our new home, it came with several raised gardens. Greg is busy taking care of them and is growing corn for the first time! The plants look wonderful but now we are fighting the Japanese Beetles! I would hate to see them ruin his hard work! We also planted beets, onions, carrots, peppers, tomatoes and there was already a rhubarb garden and asparagus.

So far we had one fire outside, it was just before Fourth of July and of course a storm rolled in so back inside we went!! We also enjoy some peaceful time outside reading a book or just taking in nature.

Mr. Raccoon shows up once in awhile. The birds could eat us out of house and home! We moved our hummingbird feeder up front away from the busy feeders in the back. And then some bird other than a hummingbird shows up!

The Alpacas are always a joy to watch. They are such peaceful animals. And of course NASCAR races are back on TV!

And what’s cooking in Supper Plate’s Kitchen? Well a lot! I have a lot of new Pampered Chef products that I am trying with new or modified recipes plus making a lot of cooking demos. All of this will make its way to Supper Plate. Please remember if you order from my personal Pampered Chef website I will earn a commission that will cover my PC expenses and maybe one day help cover Supper Plate’s overhead. Below are a few pictures of recipes headed your way!! Some are mine and others may be Pampered Chef’s recipes. In those situations, I will share their recipe card for their full credit. I hope everyone is doing well!

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    1. It is yummy and easy to make. I will be sharing the recipe as soon as I take the process shots. 😀 I also have a blueberry cobbler recipe. I would love to have a blueberry bush!!

    1. Yes it is. So far so good!! We had a decent amount of asparagus and a ton of Rhubarb. More than I could use. And with covid I could not give any away.

  1. So far, despite the incredible heat, we’ve had good fortune with our own veggie garden. I started growing corn for the first time in 30 years. Tomatoes. beets, carrots, cabbage, green onions, bush beans, zuchinni, bell peppers (which have come back on their own since last year), and figs… and the usual herbs– rosemary, oregano, (these last 2 continue on their own year round) cilantro (I just reuse these seeds) and basil. Our hummingbird feeder (just like yours) has had a yellowish-colored sparrow visiting it. I slide the perches to the side of the “flowers” so she can drink easier. How nice that you had raised beds with your new place. Except for the corn and squash, all our stuff is grown in pots. Of course, harvesting is the ultimate reward. Gardening– special anytime– but something personal to do during this pandemic. Good “growing”, you guys!

    1. Thanks so much Art!!! Thanks for identifying the bird for me. Wasn’t sure what it was. 🙂 You have an amazing garden and you do most of it in pots – that is awesome!! The corn has grown quite a bit since I posted the pictures and so has the beets and other veggies. We are looking forward to enjoying them! I love fresh veggies out of the garden. Nothing better.

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