Sunday, June 21, 2009

And what have I accomplished?

First, I'm going to start off with the pictures:

And I had nothing to do with any of this. Nothing. I've completely neglected my garden and was rewarded with this.

For the past 3 months, I've let my kids dig huge holes (yesterday's loot: an old toy car, an old broken lightbulb, pieces of old ceramic tile, and other old things from the 5 generations of our family that have lived here), weeded sporadically, and generally done not much of anything else.

So today, I sawed down the sun-stealing "weed" tree to make the blueberries happier. I pulled some weeds. I got dirt under my nails. And I feel so much better, like a real participant in this whole farm thing I have going on.

A few more pictures. The tomato houses:

Courtney rigged up a makeshift coldframe for her tomatoes, so I copied it and put one around mine (in the forefront). Here's a shot of the outside and a shot of what's going on inside.

The center walkway with freesia, rosemary, sage, dahlias, strawberries, thyme, gladiolus, and random flowers.

The girls: Lucky Clucky, Figaro and Clio

Friday, June 12, 2009

We have Launch and now I can garden again

This past month has been insane. Tonight I launched my new business and the launch party was smashing success.

Why does this matter in the world of lettuce, blueberries and chickens? Because I think I may actually be able to get my hands dirty again rather than simply pass through the garden on my way to do something for work.

So tomorrow I plan to do the following: Clean the chicken coop, pull weeds from my fruited walkway, saw down an annoying tree that's blocking the light to my blueberries and take lots of pictures of the garden.

It's amazing back there right now - the freesia and dahlias are blooming, strawberries are turning bright red, bees are humming. It truly is a cacophony of sound and color and I can't wait to share it.