We’ve gotten a few good soaking rains the last few days. The garden needed it. Plants were thirsty. Jada and Tage were happy, too. Little puddle jumpers, they were.
The garden abundance is pouring in the door right now. I am loving it. I plan my meals around fresh veggies instead of meat from the freezer or potatoes in the basement. It’s fun!
Currently we are consuming parsley, dill, basil, sugar peas, hull peas, red beets, Swiss chard, strawberries, onions, kohlrabi, cabbage, spinach, and carrots. Not all at once, mind you. Last night it was large spinach salads with kohlrabi, cabbage, sugar peas, carrots, grated cheese, and hard boiled eggs, a pot of cooked peas, and some fresh strawberries for dessert. The kids also ate jelly bread. Large salads don’t go over so well with 19-month-olds. At least not my 19-month-old.
And soon, soon we shall be eating zucchini!
Not far behind, I suppose, will be the green beans.
I also spied a cucumber blossom. I cannot wait to share my mom’s cucumber salad recipe with you guys. It’s a winner, that’s for sure. We eat it probably 3 times a week during tomato/cucumber season.
The chickens are still hard at work.
This one, though, seems to think she’s going to hatch some chicks. She’s had her rear parked on this shelf for two weeks but there’s nothing under her!
My little water children, again. This time making their own water puddles. And a few minutes later, Tage was sopping wet from head to toe.
Those are the happenings in the outdoor part of my little world. How are you spending these late spring days?