Yep. It’s that time of year again. I swear Spring is my husband’s favorite season. He’s a farm boy at heart and I love him for it. This picture is of our garden. Hubby has just tilled the soil and it is rich and dark and ready for seeds. There’s a bit of lettuce growing in the middle he managed to winter over from last year. It’s about ready to start harvesting. I don’t buy lettuce all summer long, thanks to him rotating when he plants seeds. It’s great. Except for one small problem.
Do you see the size of that garden? It’s only hubby and me at home these days. So when things start producing well, he starts wandering the neighborhood with buckets of produce. I have suspected for a few years now that, by August, there are a lot of neighbors who don’t seem to be home when he comes a knocking. 🙂
I joke about the amout he grows, but I’m very proud of how good he is at it. And, the really cool thing? What we don’t use or give to neighbors, the local food bank takes. He feels really good about that, as well he should.
So are you planting a garden this year? If so, what will you have in it? We do lettuce, tomatoes, green onions, green peppers, corn, sugar peas, pole beans, cucumbers and radishes. Oh, and pumpkins (because I love to watch them grown and we can hand them over to the grandkids in October). Sometimes he tries cantaloupe and watermelon, but we don’t have a long enough growing season in the Pacific Northwest for those to turn out well.
Finally, I’d like to give a shout out to Lavada Dee, who covered my blogs for the past month while I was inundated with things I needed to do. Thank you, Lavada!
I’ll leave you now with a bit of cheer, here’s an oldie but a goodie: Turn, Turn, Turn by the Byrds (circa. 1966)