It’s hard to believe – but August is here – and Fall is just around the corner!

We have been in full harvest mode now for the last few weeks – with bushels of heirloom tomatoes, potatoes, peppers and more making their way from the garden to the table, canning jars and freezer.  Every year, it seems like we go from setting out our tiny seedlings in the chill of late spring to late summer harvesting – in just the blink of an eye!

As we do every 6 weeks or so – we took the camera around to capture the images of mid-Summer on our tiny Ohio farm – we hope you enjoy!

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Happy Gardening,

Jim and Mary Old World Garden Farms

A crate of just picked heirloom vegetables from the garden
A crate of just picked heirloom vegetables from the garden
I can almost taste the sweet watermelon as it ripens on the vine!  Just another week or so!
I can almost taste the sweet watermelon as it ripens on the vine! Just another week or so!
Clematis
The deep purple bloom of the clematis on the upper pergola
The upper pergola area is in full bloom.  One of our favorite places to sit and enjoy a meal.
The upper pergola area is in full bloom. One of our favorite places to sit and enjoy a meal.
The Chinese Peppers are bright purple.  One of our favorite ornamental peppers - they have a spicy heat that is perfect for salsa!
The Chinese Peppers are bright purple. One of our favorite ornamental peppers – they have a spicy heat that is perfect for salsa!
One of our favorite new places to sit - the completed fire pit area!
One of our favorite new places to sit – the completed fire pit area!
One of our pie pumpkins growing under the canopy of thick green foilage
One of our pie pumpkins growing under the canopy of thick green foilage
The popcorn has all tassled in the garden and the ears are starting to form
The popcorn has all tassled in the garden and the ears are starting to form
A welcome sight! The canning cabinet is once again filled for the coming year
A welcome sight! The canning cabinet is once again filled for the coming year
Two beefy heirloom Brandywine tomatoes ripen on the vine.  They cut like a steak!
Two beefy heirloom Brandywine tomatoes ripen on the vine. They cut like a steak!
The beautiful colors of the sangria ornamental peppers
The beautiful colors of the sangria ornamental peppers in bloom 

A sure sign that fall is near - the sedum has begun to flower
A sure sign that fall is near – the sedum has begun to flower
A large head of cabbage awaits its turn to be plucked from the garden
A large head of cabbage awaits its turn to be plucked from the garden
One of the hanging petunia baskets seems to float from the air
One of the hanging petunia baskets seems to float from the air

 

The reclaimed brick patio sports shade lines from the pergola above.  I love the look of old bricks
The reclaimed brick patio sports shade lines from the pergola above. I love the look of old bricks

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