The garden is mostly just showing off with pomp and circumstance, their showy leaves, straight stalks and bursts of little flowers but what IS beginning to produce is giving harvests of 'just enough' and the tastes are the most delicious you've tasted since you don't even remember when. The baskets and baskets and bowls and bowls that fill your days with 'putting up' are a month or two away still but you aren't thinking about that yet.
No. You are just thinking about how sweet that baby carrot you just thinned tasted in your mouth and how lovely the bright green lettuce looks in a tidy row. You are just enjoying the feeling of cutting that head of broccoli for dinner tonight and savoring the rich smell on your finger from plucking a few basil leaves.
Ah, lovely June.
|~the garden on paper~|
|~ the garden from the window~|
|~we are growing potatoes in hay this year and all I can say is...so far so good!~|
|~The pumpkin patch. Pretty measley looking right now!~|
|~(not quite yet) elderberries!~|
Giving thanks some more....
#857...a shirtless boy who paroles the garden perimeter several times daily
#858...a garden that can not afford to be fenced in this year that wakes up every morning still intact
#859...fresh salads for lunch
#860...elderberries right under my nose
#861...potatoes needing to be re-hayed. AGAIN!
#862...corn that actually GREW (after four years of trying!)
#864...minced stevia in a fruit salad
#865...babies with constant chive breath
#866...a bit of rain, a bit of heat. Just enough of each.