The Crochet Lady

Crochet, Kids and Life in general!

Summer in Moore County

Over the past few days, the kids and I have been reaping the rewards of fresh fruit and produce from here in Moore County!

We have gone Blueberry and Blackberry picking, picked up some delicious Peaches out at the orchard and purchased fresh Cantaloupe melons from the farmers’ roadside sales!. All of the fruits and vegetables are starting to come in now. The white or silver queen corn is being harvested and is just scrumptious on the grill! All of the fruits are so sweet and fully ripe, there nothing like purchasing local from the farmer’s!

Fresh Blackberries

Fresh Blackberries

Fresh Blueberries

Fresh Blueberries

Fresh Peaches

Fresh Peaches












The Blueberries have made their way into some scrumptious Blueberry Muffins! A fantastic breakfast this morning, the berries are so sweet this year! I am looking for a recipe for blueberry pie filling I can can up in pint jars. My boys enjoy cheesecake with blueberry topping! The Blackberries are going to be made into Blackberry Jam today, and the Peaches, right now are just being eaten out of the bowl! Sweet and Juicy!

On Monday morning I will be picking up some more to ship to my sister out of state, I know she and her boys are going to really enjoy them!

This summer started nice cool and I think that gave the fruits and veggies time to set their roots and get a good start. As of lately, like the rest of the country we have been in the middle of a brutal heat wave. Thus the fruits are ripening quickly! We need to get them as soon as they are available to enjoy them at their peak of flavor. And Oh! What fantastic flavors this summer!

Our garden was half eaten by the local deer, but the tomato plants have recovered well and are starting to bear fruits. Can’t wait for the Roma tomatoes to start coming in, I make sauce and freeze it for use all winter long. There just isn’t anything better than a nice fat Beefsteak Tomato sliced on a sandwich! I will post pictures soon, as they get a little bigger!


Deer don’t like Eggplants!

This morning when I pulled into the driveway I noticed something was different about the garden.

Why are there leaves at the top of the green bean plants on the trellis and not on the trellis it self?

Something just isn’t looking right…..upon closer closer inspection I found the gate had been left open, uh oh!

Not a good sign!

Where are all the green bean plants???

What's left of the tomatoe plants!!!

Deer also appear to enjoy fresh tomatoes!

Deer apparently enjoy fresh Cucumber vine also! Ate the plants almost to the ground!

They like Pepper plants too!

They left the telltale sign of hoof marks in the soil….

Deer footprints in the soil!

Deer footprints in the soil!

Hopefully now, when the plants grow back, they will be a bit stronger with the good root system already developed!

They did not eat the Eggplant, Corn, or Snow Peas!

Picky eaters! Wonder if their Mother’s know they are picky eaters!