Garden progress.

The backyard homestead is progressing.

We've got zucchini!

And tomatoes!

{Well, a few less tomatoes since a certain someone thinks it's funny to pluck off the green ones...}

And a tiny, funky-looking pepper that was so hot it made my husband do a little circle-dance in the kitchen after tasting it...

And loads of herbs, apparently.  Bouquet of fresh oregano, anyone?

Or how about some sage to brush your teeth?

It's true, you can brush your teeth with a sage leaf.  The Italians do it all the time!  Just rub the leaf all over your teeth and you'll see the grimy residue on the leaf, and your teeth will literally be squeaky clean.

So, that's hardly enough food to feed two people much less an entire village, but at least it's progress!