My garden is my sanctuary. I love it there. It is quiet. It is peaceful. It is beautiful to watch. I look at it in awe every year as a seed that I planted turns into a plant, produces flowers and then fruit. It's amazing. I think that if I ever lose the magic in seeing a plant burst through the ground I will hang up my garden hoe and find a new hobby.
Some one asked me yesterday what I had planted and I was amazed when I wrote it all down. I have Tomatoes, Okra, Purple hull peas, Green Beans, Squash, Zucchini, and Pattypan Squash, Cucumbers, Lipstick Peppers, Jalapeno Peppers, Watermelon, Cantelope, Eggplant, Sweet Potatoes, Red Potatoes, Lettuce, Cilantro, mint, parsley, pineapple sage, basil, lavendar, chives, leeks
In fruits in have figs, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries (well, those that the chickens didn't eat), apples, peaches, plums, and pears.
If everything grows well we will have a lot of food in the pantry this fall! If I can ever afford a fence in the back yard I will buy a cow and I wouldn't have to go to the grocery store at all. Wouldn't that be great?!
My newest project is honey bees. I spent about an hour working on the brood boxes today. Our bees come in May 22. I can't wait! We won't have any honey this year but we will next year. I will keep you updated on the progress.