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Monday, June 22, 2009


The past few weeks I've been setting our yard up for a victory garden (do they still call it that)! I enlisted a friend who also wanted a garden but didn't have a backyard, so we can split the costs and tending to. Considering I don't know the first thing about tillers or dirt, having a garden buddy is perfect!

And after 2 weeks of weeding, picking out starters (it's too late to seed) and buying compost and things to get rid of pesky birds we finally have a garden growing things!! It's all very domesticated and grown up. It's all also great learning for my long term goal of living on a farm (fastly approaching by the way - a 18 months and counting).

We planted cherry tomatoes, strawberries, thai basil (i have regular basil growing inside thanks to my mom's gift), rainbow chard, broccoli and cucumbers! The strawberries are already sprouting and we immediately had one a piece. THEY WERE SO AMAZINGLY DELICIOUS. I can not wait to start picking at the garden when I need something for a salad or stir fry.

Plus, it just feels good to get dirty. After 90 minutes of hot yoga, I was so sticky that I thought I should take a shower before planting but instead I headed straight for the garden, like it was whispering sweet nothings in my ear, "tend to me barrie. you know you want to." I kept getting sweatier and grosser when I dug my hands in compost made of chicken manure. Thankfully, Dominic wasn't here to smell me. It was bad. But good. I really like digging and mixing dirt together. It was sunny and cool outside. I was with a friend. She freaked out from a few spiders, to which i just brushed them away. We kept digging and talking and she pictures. Then we stood back and marveled at what we've done.

I haven't done that in awhile. And it felt awesome!

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Blogger Heidiblossom said...

It's not too late to seed. Well, for some things, but lots of things you can keep planting in waves so that you get a long-term harvest. Things like lettuce and peas. You should plant peas if you have any room, fresh peas are the SHIT. Hooray for gardening!!!

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