We have included a few pictures we took at last Saturday's Farmer's Market. The flowers are plentiful right now and producing wonderful blooms. I must say that all in all this has been a very good growing season. We have had ample moisture and lots of hot weather lately and all vegetation is responding favorably and most important the wind has been pretty calm this year. Fantastic summer, hope you are all able to enjoy it.
Cosmos and Zinnias
Flower arrangement's created for Living Sky Winery.
The ever popular Sweet Peas are producing like never before this year.
Mmmmm the vegetables and raspberries.
Squash, all shapes and colours.
Salmon Star Oriental Lily.
This Asiatic Lily has grown to about 4.5' tall. Never have seen anything like it. Unfortunately the Asiatic Lily's have completed blooming but now it is the Oriental Lily's turn. Will have fresh cuts available this week and next.
What has been going on around Mistik Acres lately...mmmhhhh. As far as the critters go, there are plenty of birds still around. Lots of Robins, Wrens, Barn Swallows, Catbirds, Bluebirds, Sparrows and Eastern Wood PeeWee's. Have been enjoying watching the young birds getting used to their wings and catching their own meals as well as feasting on the plentiful Saskatoon Berries. The Hummingbirds are very busy in the flowers and on the feeders. We have counted up to six, we have seen at one time, which would include the young birds. We have not seen the male Hummingbird lately, so not sure what came of him.
We have been enjoying cucumbers, tomatoes, peas, beans, potatoes, onion, squash and beets. Also picked a few green peppers. Hopefully the corn will be ready soon.
This weekends Farmer's Market will once again be plentiful with produce and flowers. This weekend we will have sunflowers in larger quantities. They have been a bit slow to mature this year, but they are looking great. Raspberries, Sweet Peas, Gladiola's, beets, onions, squash, are just a few of the items displayed at our booth. The Special this week is buy one get one free succulent. Be sure to stop by and check out the colours, flavours and smells.