Tuesday, June 30, 2009
The boys and I went back to the farm today and picked more berries. My friend brought her triplet girls, age four, and we all scoured the fields for the last of the berries. Yum!! We enjoyed our picnic lunch under the cottonwoods watching the chickens chase one another and listened to the birds sing. Delightful!
I bought a Kohlrabi to finally try and some English Peas and some Northern Lights Swiss Chard. I've never had Kohlrabi, so we'll see what that's like. The boys and I love the peas. (Dumpling, "Balls!" Pumpkin, "Just like Peter Rabbit!" Yes, Peter's were French Beans, but I go with it because Pumpkin's eating them!)
Afterward, they came over to play for a bit. The girls are simply darling and so sweet! Kim and I sat with our iced tea and visited while the kids played together.
When they left I found my new MaryJane's magazine in the mailbox and read for a few minutes before I headed out to plant. We are making such progress on our yard in spite of the crazy weather. It's been a long time in coming, but I just ordered the sod to be delivered on Friday. I am so stinking excited about this!
Between last week and this week I've planted: grapes, berries, two kinds of radishes, four kinds of carrots, beets, broccoli, lettuces, dill, parsley, savory, chives, cilantro, peppers, Swiss chard, okra, pole beans, bush beans, soybeans, snow peas, regular peas, corn, tomatoes, onions, and spinach. Already growing were garlic, hops, arugula, more herbs, tons of flowers, strawberries and raspberries and weeds. Lots of weeds.
Tonight when it's cooler I've got more to still plant: melons, squash, gourds, luffahs and more I can't remember off the top of my head.
So, come on over in a few weeks and bring your salad bowls! We'll have tea on the porch and pick our dinner.