Hi friends, hi family!
I’m glad you came to read this post today. It pleases me to share my adventures in the garden with you. I especially appreciate the comments!
My mom was lucky enough to hear my exclamation over the phone when I discovered my very first tomato forming. Look at the little green thing! It’s promising, even though I’m concerned about the growing conditions the plants are enduring. I’m watering them plenty, but their containers are smaller than the tomato plants’ potential. This will all change as soon as I pot them up under the greenhouse.
Speaking of the greenhouse, Donald and I have agreed to finish it by this coming Wednesday, so you can hold us to it! If I’m not posting about our beautiful new, completed greenhouse by next Friday, well… you can tell Tim to kindly let me go.
Meanwhile in the garden, I am happily advancing my greens sandwiches to include the famous Happy Valley Bread. This sandwich was made with greens from the youth’s garden bed, an avocado from the refrigerator, and bread from Sean, who continues to produce divine bread.
You can see that our tub growth is doing fabulously. I’ll tell ya, there is nothing more pleasing than going away for a weekend and returning to see everything is bigger than before. Hm, I wonder if this is what raising children is like…
It has been a while since you’ve seen the grander picture of the garden. Everything is green and lush right now thanks to the rains, which is a stark contrast from the summer’s burnt brown landscape.
It’s really a gorgeous place to be, be it mid-morning when the first light is hitting the garden, or evening when the sun is on its way down.
This week while on cleaning duty, I was pleased to find a helper in the laundry room. Shady Bob is having a hard time understanding her boundaries on the property, like how it’s risky for her to come near the lodge when groups are here, and sometimes we have to watch her carefully so she doesn’t sneak inside! She lurks during dinner. We love having her, though, adding excitement to any mundane task with her curiosity!
As we continue to harvest large amounts lettuce, we have more and more opportunities to use it for the many we serve week by week. The Happy Valley School enjoy salads every Friday, and this weekend we will serve the SPMC Seniors lettuce on their BLTs!
Spring is under way, the fruit trees are blooming and the grass is still growing green. Our expansive property is a blessing to my life, presenting new insights and adventures each and every day. I am so grateful for this place. Thank YOU for being a part of it.