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Not a Garden but a Start

It’s been just too long since I’ve set aside a moment to post. This summer has been a whirlwind. Just this morning has been a whirlwind.

Belle is becoming increasingly independent, which is beautiful but intense when I’m used to my pace, my order. She likes to clip herself into her car seat, pour her own milk, close her bedroom door at night. Every attempt is a little better than the try before. It takes a little less time, is a little less messy, a little less disruptive, a little less.

TLD is joyful when teeth aren’t poking through his little gums. I watch them peek out, sometimes two or three at a time. It reminds me of when I was little and liked to stretch plastic wrap over my fingers to make skin-tight superhero mitts. I remember the pressure on my fingertip that would intensify till finally the wrap would tear around my nail. I would slide it down the finger, the hole growing around it till it stopped at the palm. I can imagine how painful the process is for him.

Babe’s been traveling this week for work which has left me alone with the independent preschooler and daredevil teething toddler. It’s left me little time for much more than a slapdash mow of the grass and a few waterings of the vegetables.

Yes, I finally planted the seedlings. I’d hardly call what I’ve made a garden though. I’ve been calling it “a start”.

We now have giant pumpkins, mini pumpkins, watermelon, jalapeƱo peppers, beefsteak tomatoes and a few herbs in the ground. No creatures have eaten them yet and they’re growing. I’m pleased with that.

Next year there will be more time to plan, to till or build some beds. But this is a good start.




Posted by on June 26, 2012 in Pictures


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Ok, now what?

A week after planting our seeds into peat pellets we have seedlings! I shouldn’t be as surprised as I am but it’s not often that things go exactly like a package says they will.

So. Now what? I didn’t exactly have a solid plan for the steps between seed and fork. With no raised beds (yet) and no tilled soil (yet), I wonder if I’m going to have a container garden on the patio overlooking our seven acres!



Posted by on May 21, 2012 in New Adventures!


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Photo: Better Late Than Never, Right?


I’ve never started any plant from seed. 72 pellets full of here goes nothin’!


Posted by on May 14, 2012 in New Adventures!, Pictures


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