Well, it’s been a busy weekend of cementing our reputation as the wild ones in the neighborhood followed by reinforcing another side of our personas, i.e., the vegetable farmer.
First, we said a spirited goodbye to our neighbors Kevin and Suzanne who are moving to Spokane, Washington. We are sad to see them go but perks were involved in their departure. Anthony got a “rad” train table for all his Thomas engines and wooden tracks as a hand-me-down and we all benefited from a looks-like-new trampoline and a large slide. The pint-sized calls these the “jump” and the “wee.”
Early Sunday morning, we headed to your favorite home improvement centers and spent far too much money on bloodhound and rabbit-proof fencing, seedlings, and other various grow-your-own-food supplies. Upon hearing our total at the register, we both agreed we could purchase the vegetables more inexpensively but they would not be full of fresh from the garden, organically grown goodness.
An inventory of the new digs (ha, ha, I amuse myself so) includes Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, shell peas, beets, lettuce, and soon, potatoes. (I’m waiting for the bag I bought to begin sprouting.) Also, we planted a perennial herb garden with sage, rosemary, thyme, and oregano. (Are you going to Scarborough Fair?) As the weather warms, various squashes, eggplant, and watermelon will replace the cool weather crops. No tomatoes though, it is too hot here in the summer for them to pollinate. Hopefully we will have a successful yield, that is if we can keep out the birds and chipmunks and the aforementioned dogs and wascally wabbits.