Yum Hey What's for Dinner Mom?: Ripe and Abundant


Ripe and Abundant


Right now our property is pretty dang robust and full of life. Every where I turn the beauty and wonder of life is there holding it's breath and waiting for me to discover it.

Robins-this is their second set of babies, our robins seem to have one set, raise them part way, then completely build a new nest very close to our yard and lay a second clutch, meanwhile feeding and caring for both sets-this is their second year doing this last year they made their 2nd nest in our apple tree

does it look like the one on the left is hatching?

Juncos-we started with 4 but the nest is snugged up against my 5 year old's garden box and he accidentally stepped on the nest--he didn't know it was there until I screeched and lunged at him when he stepped back, he was really sad but the juncos keep coming back and they even cleaned up the mess

Hens-we got eggs and probably a dozen more layers coming on in September, anybody need eggs?

Peas- and a very weedy garden beyond

Pumpkin-the female flower...does this not scream sex? her success!

Fennel-think this one is trying to bolt

potatoes-ok I am tall and these things are past my waist

Wrapper Leaf Basil -HUGE!!
Onion-one of the many many many onions we grew this year bonus shot weeds galore!
This is my first year being completely 100% organic using all my own homemade compost. I think I like this. Yes it will do.

This time of year is so full and ripe I can't help but wander around and admire the absolute fullness of life. It's amazing and it never ceases to thrill me year after year. Life is abundant. Things so green it hurts your eyes. Days now losing time, dark creeping in where it was twilight just one short month ago. The wind sometimes has a cooler edge and some mountains have been touched by frost. Ripe and abundant Alaska.

Peace and Love,


  1. Can I come live at your house??? Please????

    Everything looks so beautiful! I couldn't do a garden this year so I am quite jealous! Thank you for letting me enjoy yours.

  2. I want to come visit you.. May I? Yes, of course that photo screams sex. :)
    I really enjoy the posts like this.. it intrigues me and Id love to see it in person.

  3. Beautiful pictures! That basil is amazing!! Have you shared your "recipe" for the homemade compost? I'd love to know how that works.

  4. hey your blog reads better and loads faster and that zucchini flower made me need a cold shower!

  5. Jealous, Jealous, JEALOUS!!!!

    So proud of you achieving all of that! You're an inspiration my girl.

  6. I have never seen such blue eyes. Plus the different sizes and colors thanks for sharing..

  7. Wow. I'm amazed by the abundance of vegetation you have at your home. I what I would do to have at least a little garden of my own.

  8. I love that huge garden. Somedays it seems like we have trouble using everything up, how do you do it?

  9. Wow, your yard is amazing! And thanks for adding Sunday ;)

  10. What a beautiful blog and photos. I am so jealous. I wish I had a green thumb or at least the energy and know how to grow a garden.

    Oooh, I need eggs!


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