Saturday, July 26, 2014

Pic Today 7/26/14






MISSOURI'S CENTURY FARMS
TO BE TREASURED AND RESTORED

Missouri's fertile farmland
retains landmark century farms
 (like this one in Cedar Hill, MO) . . .
once productive family farms
with classic houses and barns still standing.

Missouri currently ranks second in number
of barns and small family farms in the U.S.
And there is a Missouri University Extension
study and search to identify, register and
possibly restore these "small farms"
to a new generation of family businesses.

Great idea!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Pic Today 7/25/14






HOW NOT TO FEED
A CARROT TO A HORSE

Be sure to count your fingers
when you're finished!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Pic Today 7/24/14





HEIRLOOM BEAUTY
FROM MEXICO

Behold the Zapotec heirloom tomato.

This rare pleated beauty was cultivated
by the Zapotec Indians in Mexico.
Its seeds are now shared with gardeners
throughout the modern world.

So beautiful when sliced and broiled
with fresh queso blanco and spicy salsa
on flour tortillas!

Delicioso.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Pic Today 7/23/14





SERVE UP
THE SWEET TASTE
OF SUMMER

There's nothing better than the
fresh sweet taste
of homegrown peaches and blackberries.

They're in season NOW.

Slice some ripe peaches 
with fresh picked blackberries.
Top with vanilla ice cream.

You're tasting sweet summer.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Pic Today 7/22/14









RARE SUCCULENTS
FROM MADAGASCAR

Madagascar must be
the most extraordinary, beautiful
country.

So many rare succulents are found there,
like "living stones."

(Someone send me there!)