So the Mrs., the boy , the pudge and I spent most of Saturday tilling the soil, putting up a deer fence, putting down anti-weed plastic and actually planting some tomatoes. The Mrs. has grand plans and many pots of starter seeds going in the driveway that will add to this garden. When we'll have time to do this is any one's guess (the calendar this week is a horror).
Anyway, here's what it looks like so far.
This is the farm house.
As for making a Dim Sum Sunday entry, I had to buy stuff from the local Produce Junction. And I had to go simple because of the soccer/baseball Sunday schedule. I love Cucumber Salad and can remember a couple of variations that my mom use to make. I decided to go with my mom's basic recipe but with the addition of some fresh dill.
Here are the pre-sliced ingredients. Cucumber, onion, parsley and dill.
To the cucumbers, onions dill and parley, I added white vinegar, kosher salt, black pepper, sugar and garlic powder. Mix it all up. adjust the spices and put in the fridge during the soccer/baseball games.
The Mrs. actually barbecued while we were at the games. She did up some new potatoes (that I pre-prepared with olive oil, salt, pepper, dill and crushed garlic in a Ziploc) and some store bought chicken shish kabobs. It all actually came out pretty good.
The Mrs. tells me we are growing cucumbers so I may revisit the cucumber salad with another of my mom's recipes (sour cream this time) assuming the deer and our schedule don't get them first.