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Holy guacamole Grand Lakers!

It is June, so that means summer is on, and we have gone from cool and rainy to hot and sunny.

I’m glad Mother Nature decided to take some time off!

The sunshine was a welcome sight Monday morning and we weren’t the only ones happy about seeing sunshine again.

The birds were so happy they were singing at the top of their little lungs! You couldn’t help but smile listening to their enthusiasm!

So I bought another roast from Sara’s Grass Fed Beef at the Saturday Morning Market to cook for Jim’s birthday Sunday.

Spring veggie harvest OklahomaI hadn’t done anything in the garden all week because of the rain. When I woke up Sunday morning at 7:05 (not fun after a busy night at The Choke) I couldn’t get back to sleep thinking about the veggies in the garden just waiting to go into the crockpot with that roast.

So tired as I was, I got up, grabbed a sweat shirt and rain boots and went out and dug up some potatoes, carrots and onions.

Oh my gosh! It was so delicious and the entire dinner was from the garden and locally raised beef.

Woohoo!

Oh, the sugar snap peas were loaded too so I picked a bunch of them and harvested one head of broccoli that filled a gallon size zip lock bag.

I’m telling you guys, you can’t believe how good the vegetables are when they are just picked!

And with the cool spring, the early veggies are doing fantastic.

The down side is that it is going to be a while before we have vine ripened tomatoes.

They like 80 degree weather and it looks like we will finally get those warm sunny days. Come on sunshine…we want tomatoes!

Having said all that, if you haven’t planted your tomatoes, peppers and other warm weather crops, it’s not too late.

They wouldn’t have been growing in leaps and bounds anyway. garden fresh broccoli Oklahoma

If you are going to do it, I suggest springing the money for more mature plants that have been growing in a nice warm greenhouse, that will get you ahead of the game.

And if you aren’t able to grow your own veggies, we have plenty at The Saturday Market.

Our vendors harvest the day before or sometimes that morning, so it doesn’t get any fresher than that…so come and shop with us.

We have onions, radishes, spinach, lettuce, turnips, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, new potatoes, and maybe green beans, grass fed beef, hummus, salsa, eggs, baked goods, pottery and jewelry.

Now get out three and soak up some sunshine!

Enjoy the Earth! Diana