Kneeling down the smell of rich loamy soil fills my senses. Then a sweet warm smell over takes it, as I pull a bright orange carrot from the ground. Satisfaction wells up inside me as I view the rewards of my hard work and patience. My mouth waters because it smells as sweet as I know it will taste! * sigh* Perfection, there is nothing better than eating veggies that were in the soil less than an hour ago.
There has been so much rain lately that it has been hard to get into the garden, but we have finally hit a dry patch! I am taking full advantage of it, believe me 🙂 My lettuces are coming up, I’ve planted more varieties, along with cabbage, kale, broccoli, onions, scallions, shallots, garlic, cucumber, zucchini, and squash. Our old garden has already been filled, and now we are starting to enlarge it! We still have to plant green beans, swiss chard, sugar snap peas, potatoes, radishes, parsnips, turnips, more squash, tomatoes, peppers, and I’m not sure what else.
My dear friend from Satisfied Belly has been coming over to help in the garden. It has been a huge blessing for me, and when the veggies start coming in it will be for her as well 🙂 I enjoy listening to the girls giggling and playing. They take breaks and come over to see what we are doing or to help. Andrew toddles after them enjoying their antics, however he spends most of his time next to me in the garden. I, on the other hand, spend too much time having to make sure that he isn’t eating the dirt he is digging up. Oh well he’s a typical boy and seems to enjoy every minute of it!
In addition to expanding the garden we are making other changes as well. I’ve expanded the herb garden adding new herbs to enjoy. Some of the seeds that I’ve panted are coming up and I am itching for them to be big enough to pick. We have also planted 2 pear trees (my mother’s day gift) and we will be planting a blackberry and blueberry bush this week as well!