Sunday, September 06, 2009

Papa is Back in Summerhouse and Gardening in Norway

In between posts from some fabulous weeks South of Norway with Friends and Family, I need to update my readers on the situation here in our Summer House.

It's been an unusual Summer. Cold, then very very hot and then very unstable and wet and chilly. Our Garden is the best proof of out of line.
After all, we did harvest this Sunny Sunday.
You can see some results if you scroll down:

Blue Grapes.

Boyson Berriesh

Yellow Flowers


Gourgettes - Zuccinis - Squash

We love these charming Flowers- Do you know them. Appears in several colours.

Hips - wild. Beautiful red color

Prunes - still there - lots of them this year. But half of them rotten.

Prunes ready for be Jammed -In Fact about to be cooked

The old Pear Tree broke down 4 weeks

Well - we used the Brances to heat - in our Fireplace - the smell was magnificiant

Beans - Green


Well, my dear reader, this was a short glimpse into our Sunday Afternoon.

Have great week to come----

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Blogger Fennie said...

Hello Toraa,

You have been busy. Most interesting blog. Love Norway. Our summer was the reverse, hot at first then cold and very wet. Thanks for the comment on my blog and for the email.


September 07, 2009 10:21 am  
Blogger Shadow said...

wow, the colours and tastes in this post.... outstanding!

September 07, 2009 11:56 am  
Blogger Maribeth said...

Our garden is still producing. Tonight we will have fresh corn, perhaps an eggplant sauteed, boiled potatoes and Norwegian Haddock!

September 07, 2009 1:01 pm  
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

The long yellow flower looks like either Goldenrod or Ragweed. The smaller red one that comes in all colours might be porchelacha??
Love the grape could send them to a wine company to put on their labels!!!

We had a wet cool summer until 2weeks ago and we've had beautiful weather and will have for the next full week. I love the fall! we are still sleeping in the upper porch summer bedroom!

September 07, 2009 2:45 pm  
Blogger Gattina said...

And we in Belgium were really spoiled this summer. It was one of the best ! After a few days of cooler weather 17°C and rain, we are back again into 26 today and probably the rest of the week ! I hope it will last until Christmas !

September 07, 2009 4:24 pm  
Blogger Joy Des Jardins said...

All such wonderful pictures of your garden goodies Tor. I love the grapes and berries....look delicious. We started out the summer very hot and then the end was chillier then we expected...and sooner than we expected too. It looks like we may start fall early this year. Take care Tor....

September 08, 2009 4:31 pm  
Blogger Shionge said...

So colourful there and what a great harvest I must say.

September 10, 2009 5:31 am  
Blogger lime said...

oh my mouth is watering now!

September 14, 2009 7:40 pm  
Blogger Ginnie said...

And you get all of that from YOUR garden, at your fingertips? I'd be in heaven!

September 15, 2009 11:37 pm  
Blogger Footsteps in the Kitchen said...

Hi there,

I'm living in south west norway, Rogaland but i come from Australia originally, so establishing my garden has been a huge learning curve....This year I grew sunflowers in my garden from seedlings....I am very proud of that, and are just now cutting them down as they have now wilted....I could take out the seeds and prepare them to eat but as I'm leaving soon I wont bother. They were hard work to grow. I also harvested blueberries from my 2 bushes, though only 1 is producing, and our first victoria plums from the 3 year old tree, but they were spotted and a little red, but tasty. Today i am just tidying up the garden in preparation to return to australia for a few months. So I can see you are very good in your garden so perhaps you can advise me....I need to move some plants, small bushes that are growing big and crowding the garden bed. When is the best time to move them here in SW or early spring next year? I have been googling and they say late winter early spring in the USA, in the north, so i would think early spring, They say the 2nd best time is now....Autumn...what do you say...its hard to find gardening advice in Norway in english on the net....
I have or had a blog here too about my geneology which includes norwegian roots. But I will have to look for it as its been a while...maybe its even gone, but i doubt it very much. I have been to my family farms and its been great and always finding more people in that family tree. Anyway, that's enough for a comment. lol.

Thank you.

September 24, 2009 5:33 pm  

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