|Service berry flower|
I was a little disappointed, but I would have been even more disappointed had I planted them and lost them. This weekend is looking very promising, so the plan is to spend a good chunk of time getting everything in the ground as the sun shines on us.
There is good news though, the seeds are starting to sprout. Beets, kale, mesclun mix, and salad mix are all peeking out making this homesteader very happy. Every year I plant those seeds and every year I hold my breath while I wait for them to peek out. It is pure magic to me, and it never gets old. Carrots and peas were also planted this weekend, so hopefully they will be showing themselves above ground soon.
And did you see that strawberry flower? We walked in the woods on Saturday and noticed the first wild strawberry flowers and then on Sunday morning as I walked around the garden I noticed the first flower in our garden. Exciting! The strawberries are not the only thing to be showing off, the apple tree is ready to burst with beautiful blossoms, and the service berries are blooming too.
We have been eating a little from the garden this week, just herbs, but it is something, and the simple act of walking to the garden to gather food before our meals feels so right. We have enjoyed omelets with chives and a little parsley, and lemon balm and peppermint have been added to water. And the best meal of the week, hands down, our nettle pizza. It was delicious, so much so, we will be enjoying it again this week.
There is just so much goodness around here right now and every day there is something new. My little homesteading heart is very happy.
How are things around your garden?