Getting the goods, or…

…harvesting the first VEGGIES!!

Katie came over yesterday with Ella, her little niece.  They picked a few weeds and then they discovered that the beans were ripe for the picking. Don’t they look amazing?  Hehe and the basil looks like it wants to be picked as well.  The peppers are still growing nicely, the onions look small. I am talking about those things that stick up from the ground that look like chives, they look a little small to me. But what do I know?

Ok, question for you all, how long will the beans produce?  Is this handful all there is on those small plants?

the first green beans

The first green beans

Katie and Ella

Katie and Ella

Someone in this chair was drinking bubbly

Someone in this chair was drinking bubbly

Aha!

Aha!

The garden :)

The garden 🙂

more of the garden

more of the garden

Beans!

Beans!

So this was a nice end to a fun afternoon.  Katie came over around 6:30 – I had just come home from a Chamber function on the Sand Dunes Boat.

Yes there was wine and beer and good food involved there too.  Gluttony (is that how it’s spelled?)

Molly - she works for the Cruise company

Molly – she works for the Cruise company

Joanne Bartley, Chamber of Commerce Director and some guy ;)

Joanne Bartley, Chamber of Commerce Director
and
Mike Jones, Wayfarer Lodging
being silly as usual

swan in Betsie Lake

swan in Betsie Bay

a shot of Betsie Lake

a shot of Betsie Bay

And that is it for today.

The fireworks truck

It’s always exciting to see the fireworks truck arrive.  But it is more exciting to see the people, that belong with that truck, arrive.  They are mostly all here already.  It’s quite a large family and some are not arriving until this afternoon.
First, quite a few years ago,  it was just Kay and Don, then they started to bring their teen-aged sons. Now those sons are bringing their families and “invade” the Wayfarer
So for now the truck is parked behind the cottages in the northwest corner where we stop mowing and let the meadow take over

The truck this morning, way back there

It’s been raining for 3 days straight and it rained while Bear and I took our morning stroll around the property.
“The weather better get better by tomorrow” – is all I have to say …

Then I looked at my garden and saw that nothing had changed – again 😦
I don’t know why the little things aren’t growing.  Ann Bean said to use Miracle Grow.  I wasn’t going to, but this is getting a little ridiculous.