Sunday, August 16, 2009

Photo Stack from Murray Harbour North

Greetings From Dunn Creek Farm!

Just across the road from the farm is a shore fronting on Murray Harbour. It's a broad and fairly shallow body formed by the Murray River meeting the Northumberland Straight. The Harbour is home to a number of PEI's lobster fishermen (and women). It's also the home of PEI mussels, which are some of the best steamers you'll ever eat! Try them at the Enterprise Fish Co. in SB.

Seals cruise the waters and have their pups in the coves and on the small islands. Teenager and I left the shore and paddled down to Seal Cove Camp Ground.

Teenager gets ready to paddle out.

The water is as warm as a heated pool and dead calm.

This is the view from our kitchen sink.

The pergola I built from white birch last summer is now covered with hop vines and surrounded by asparagus ferns and giant russian sunflowers.

Standing inside the pergola under the shade of the hop vines.

The hop vines flower and then set cones. Hops are used to flavor beer and are also used as a medicinal herb. We now have fresh hops and clean water - can barley be far behind?

Sunflowers! They are growing several inches taller each day. Should start blooming soon.

The sunflowers are hosting dozens of ladybugs!

Summer Squash - yellow and zuchinni - are now ready to enjoy. Top quality! Conditions are perfect for these plants to keep producing for a while.

Cucumber plants fill a row. We're looking for a bit of rain to really kick these guy into gear. The plants are really healthy and flowering heavily right now.

Annie sleeps in. Too much fresh air and sunshine just wears a dog out!

1 comment:

Barbara Q said...

I can't believe those pictures of the hops and asparagus beds! Oh my are they flourishing! And I see you managed to take pictures in the kayak, without dropping your camera in the water, bravo!