I do hope this becomes more of a habit.
I thought I might write a little about the gardens–my winter garden, and my dreams for the summer garden–
Thanks to our friend Danny, we found a wonderful source of horse manure. It’s a horse-boarding place, there’s tons and tons of it, and they are so happy for us to haul it away. We also found some huge pieces of cardboard, so garden construction is underway.
We had such a busy late summer/fall last year, that the winter garden was not really well done. I actually ended up buying starts this year instead of trying my own starts. I finally did get some nice kale to grow.
The onion patch is doing well this year. I did two different kinds of beds with them, and it turns out the most back-breaking one to build did the very best. Oh well.
I’m even getting a tiny bit of cabbage. We also have a revolutionary hoop-house for cold protection. I’ll admit, this is the first year the winter garden didn’t just freeze and get eaten by rabbits. It’s been kind of shocking, really.
Now that so many things have gone to seed, there’s not too much growing there now, except the borage. She is certainly queen of the garden at the moment, and I enjoy her beauty every day. I even made an herb cream cheese spread from the leaves.
Younger Buckthorne is doing quite well. He was jumping about playfully yesterday. Firefly is due today, and May tomorrow, so there just might be a new baby goat at some point today.