27 Apr 2011, 4:54pm
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  • Our fair garden

    Well, it isn’t much, yet.  EVERY year, every year (I know I repeated myself but EVERY YEAR) our garden turns into a beast.  The weeds are horrendous and we end up walking through waist high nasties to get to the good stuff.  We always start out on the right foot.  Weedless and motivated.  But end up on the wrong foot.  Weedy and weary.  This year, though, I think we’re going to see a bit of success.  We have a plan. (which is always nice)

    D is moving and shifting the garden around and down.  It was quite large when we first moved here, and frankly, too much for our city fingers.  But now, we’re getting the hang of it.  This year we’re planting tomatoes, zucchini, asparagus, butterhead lettuce and we want to try our hand at carrots.  Not a fan, myself, they have always tasted a bit “rooty” to me.  In a word — bitter.

    So far, every year, without us having to re-plant, our green onions have sprouted vigorously.

    And our faithful raspberries.
    And blackberries
    And the currants.  D makes tea from these.
    I can’t wait for the berries, but I REALLY can’t wait for the peaches.  Oh, man, that peachy goodness is a little piece of Mother nature heaven.
    Our apple trees are a little old, but nice.
    Then there are the sour cherry trees.  Perfect for cherry pie and compote.  D makes compote every year and shares with the neighbors.
    Out of all the plants, the most delightful for the kids would be the sour spinach.  Believe it or not.
    Well, Cylas more so than Roma.  He’s been munching on that ruffage for two years now.  Roma is just getting the hang of it.
    Be on the look out for cute little baby plants and fresh recipes ahead.
    27 Apr 2011, 10:10pm
    by Jana Floyd

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    Ooh, Misha, you are giving your children a wonderful education and appreciation for fresh foods, agriculture, and not to mention the wonderful memories!

    I'm digging this post! This is one thing that you are gonna miss when you come back home.

     

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