It has been a busy week here on the farm. We've got seeds sprouting and flowers blooming in containers and a whole lotta of garlic. And as you can see from the above picture, there's still much work to be done.
We've expanded the smaller garden by the garage, because doesn't every family need sixteen heirloom tomato plants? Of course!
The Big Plot is for pole beans and lima beans and kidney beans and pinto beans and watermelons and pumpkins. I believe this is the summer when I will finally have to learn how to preserve food in jars or else become the crazy neighbor lady who leaves baskets of produce on your back steps in the middle of the night.
Right now we're eagerly awaiting the spring peas, which you can see here unfocused in the foreground. I'm worried that the summer-like days we're having are going to do my little peas in. Note to self: next year plant early spring crops much earlier!
While I'm waiting for the Big Plot to be finished and fenced, I'm growing some flowers in containers--dianthus, snapdragons, phlox and lobelia. I love dianthus to extreme. As pretty as roses, but a lot easier.
Once the Big Plot is done, I'll have eighteen feet along the fence for flowers. Will's claimed four of those feet, and has already planted bachelor's buttons, marigolds, sunflowers and four o'clocks. I'll be planting cosmos, stock, and coneflowers, and various herbs hither and yon.
More flowers in containers. Columbine and phlox.
This is my strawberry pot. I got it at a thrift shop for five bucks and bought the plants from White Flower Farms. Now I wish I had more.
Plants in waiting, including three hydrangeas, some zinnias we started from seeds, and zucchini.
I'm a writer and a stay-at-home mom who keeps meaning to mop the floors because I think it would make me happy if I did. I love books and music and writing, spend entirely too much time in the dentist's chair (I bet I have more crowns than you do), and used to think I was sort of bohemian, but now I wonder. No tattoos. Minivan. That story.