Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Around the Garden
I am so enjoying our garden and yard these days. My walk around the garden each morning is filled with little surprises, seeds popping up, leaves growing from seedlings, flowers blooming and bees and butterflies fluttering about. These are good days in the garden, very good days.
We are harvesting morning, noon and night, greens for smoothies and salads, herbs to add flavour to meals, and flowers here and there to bring a little nature inside. The weather has been cooperating giving us a little rain at least once a week, and so far the bugs are not causing too many issues. The lovely little cabbage worm has made an appearance, but so far I am staying on top of it, and the red squirrel stole a few ripe strawberries from the chicken coop planter. We are now keeping him out with some chicken wire, and you can bet I will be keeping a close eye on my strawberry bed.
We planted a sunflower house on the weekend, a few more flower seeds here and there and the final rows of carrots and beets. Over the next few days there will be some weeding done, and a little thinning, but other than that, you will find me walking around the garden, cup of tea in hand, soaking up the beauty of food growing and flowers blooming.
How are things around your garden?