This weekend has left me feeling so very blessed. We started our Saturday with a trip to the market. It was a quick walk around hand in hand with my little man and his friend, picking up organic salad greens and kale, and the first asparagus of the season, as well as some delicious raw chocolate. Then it was off to a children's concert with the band Woodlandy Dandies. The concert was awesome, the kids had a wonderful time and I enjoyed catching up with friends. We headed home for time in the yard, me gardening and Reece and his friend playing in the sunshine. Our evening included dinner on the back deck by the fire, and then once the little man was tucked in, a quiet night of knitting and reading for me, while Justin watched a little TV.
I was up with the sun on Sunday, and out the door for a run, while Justin and Reece slept. They were both awake when I got back, laughing and playing. I made pancakes, while they headed outside to play. And then we enjoyed our first breakfast of the season outside. Yes, we actually ate breakfast outside. We have been enjoying lunch and dinner on the back deck here and there over the last few weeks, but the mornings have still been a little chilly, until yesterday. It was lovely. Justin lit a fire, and we sat out there enjoying the bird song and the beauty around us.
After breakfast, I washed the woolens and put them outside to dry. This is our final farewell to winter. They are now washed, dried and put away...until the fall.
The rest of the day was spent in the garden. All the beds are now pretty much growing something. There are still a few rows left open to do a second seeding of lettuces, kale, Swiss chard and beets this week. It was wonderful to be out there in the sunshine, my hands in the dirt planting the food that will help sustain us this summer and right through the winter. Once I finished up Reece wanted to plant a few things in his garden. We started some flowers inside a few weeks ago, and he wanted to get them in. He also requested some green beans, tomatoes and eggplant. I had one tomato plant without a home, so he adopted it and planted it in his garden. He borrowed some green bean seeds from me and we planted them together and this week we will hit the market and pick him up a few eggplant starts. He was pretty happy with his garden when we were done.
We finished up the day with dinner on the back deck, that was the third meal of the day outside, and then another quiet night, me reading and Justin watching TV.
How was your weekend?