I had a great time today. I think Juice had a perfectly miserable time at first, but all of my day was great.
I left Juice with the kids and went for a drive. In the country. So pretty! I also visited a farm to look at their seedlings for my garden. I got PURPLE peppers. Right now it’s just a little plant plug, but I can’t wait to see what they grow into!
The farm was beautiful. And if I do a garden next year, I’m buying all my plants from this farm dude. He was fun to talk to.
Then I did our weekly grocery shopping. Alone. Awww! I got to browse around for better deals, and marvel at something like this.
What IS that? Whatever it is, you can eat it. Anyone want to try?
I came home from my explorations to find Juice unhappy and stressed at the kids. He said the only reason we have children after today was nap time.
So after that blessed nap, we decided to take everyone on a bike ride to our garden.
Isn’t it pretty? I like the rocks lining my beds. On the right, we have carrots (the big dirt patch top right), peas (which are dying, not sure why), and beans. Tomatoes, tomatillos, pumpkins, and the kid area of the garden (the patch of dirt they can dig in) that you can’t see.
On the left, corn and cucumbers on the top, the herb bed with cilantro (hopefully), basil, and parsley. Then comes peppers, lettuce, a spot for spinach which I think I’m going to skip this year, squash and radishes.
My goal, to be able to make this dressing from what I grow in the garden. If I can do that once, I’ll be happy. Of course, it would be nice to have peas and cucumbers too, but we’ll see.
Of course, since we rode our bikes to the garden, we had to ride home. I never knew I lived in such a HILLY area. Man, pulling the boys in their trailer is HARD. And Butterfly has a trail-a-bike which is like having a 70 pound waggly tail behind you. You better have some good balance or she’ll just tip you right over.