Central Sierra
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Central Sierra

Haye's Home

Garden Theme: Vegetables and raspberries galore and a lot, lot more!

Butterfly Garden Tour pic-2015
After purchasing our home in 1995 we changed it quite a bit. A large patch of overgrown juniper shrubs were removed and replaced with several raspberry plants we brought from our previous home. For the past 20 years we have been rewarded with a bountiful raspberry crop that keeps us supplied with berries for several months. This year our frozen raspberries lasted thru February. We also enjoy making raspberry jam, vinegar and vodka.

In addition, in our backyard we have 3 raised-bed planters where we have grown a variety of vegetables including several types of lettuce, zucchini, yellow squash, peas, beans, broccoli, tomatoes and whatever sounds good that year. The bread from our zucchini is stored in our freezer and lasts us well into the winter. Any leftover herbs from the summer garden get dried for later use.

After removing several pine trees, the backyard now hosts shrubs and smaller trees and provides some privacy. We have just enough grass to play bocce ball and corn hole. As all gardeners know, it is always a work in progress!

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