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Hello friends. It’s Monday. Let’s let that sink in for a bit. Mooonnnnndayyy. Ugh. I dislike Mondays, but tomorrow is Tuesday and I know it will be better than today. I can just tell.
I ought not complain too much because this was a beautiful Monday. The sun was shining and my car thermometer read 71 degrees F. Well hello spring!
I opened all the windows in the house to air it out and even treated myself to an iced raspberry passion tea. A pleasant treat to start the week off right, especially after the horrible week we just had.
A few days ago the Viper Pilot (and I but mostly him) built a vegetable garden. Today, the weather was just too nice to sit around inside after work, and since we are finally getting 12+ hours of daylight, I couldn’t resist getting my exercise outside planting my garden.
This garden is my first real garden and I’m going to be seriously shocked if anything survives much less grows. So what is all in there?
Strawberries, I’m not expecting to get any fruit until next summer, but I’m already excited. There’s also rhubarb in there! We’ve never lived anywhere that wasn’t too hot for rhubarb. Strawberries and rhubarb…hmm…pie, anyone? You see what I did there?
An entire row of all my favorite herbs.
Please excuse my dog. It seems she is brainwashed to believe that if the camera is out, she must be in every picture (which is typically true — I do take a lot of pictures of my dog). I feel bad for our kids…they’re going to be so Nikonized, it won’t even be funny. They don’t stand a chance.
She really should be a modelling dog, though. I’m serious.
And then there’s everything else in the garden: broccoli, cauliflower, sweet corn, celery, radishes, carrots, watermelon, beans, zucchini, spinach, lettuce, peas…
All that’s left are potatoes and tomatoes. And I’m thinking I might try for pumpkins because in addition to strawberry rhubarb pie, pumpkin pie has also been on my mind lately.
…none of which I expect will grow because I was very tired by this point and maybe got just a little lazy with the planting process. All well, it’s going to be an interesting experiment to say the least. You bet I’ll keep you updated on the progress. 🙂
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