Yesterday I got to my garden.
I haven’t planted anything of my own since last Autumn when the garlic got in
This is the bed I set to plant in the remaining 25 pounds
Buckwheat was planted there last season
My favorite hand tool!
Then, I raked up the weeds.
That’s some strong medicine in those roots!
It’s also built for a taller frame, so it’s not the most ideal tool for this body.
But, it did the work to be done.
Time to fetch the potatoes & Potash
Three varieties left
Loaded up in the garden-way cart
…some Potash goodness for the potatoes dusted into the furrows
Thank you, Ocean…
Some of the seed from this variety was larger than an egg, so they were cut so that at least two eyes remained on each piece
Onto the next variety
Quite a delicious potato.
Time to zip them up…
Potatoes are IN.
In the remaining 4 feet at the far end of the bed, I seeded two varieties of sunflowers.
It’s older seed… Hopefully they’ll germinate well.
It remains to be seen.
It felt so good to tend to my garden.
Dry beans coming soon!
i try to respect the privacy of people.
Even my own – but it’s a strange line, especially when there’s this mix of shyness coupled with a curious desire to simple say what’s so
Check out the awesome socks!
He’s been away at times – and his body is wrestling with brain cancer.
A brilliant man, an honored Physicist.
He gave me his blessings to write about it on the blog
But I haven’t, really.
I feel sensitive to how it will land, what I’ll likely forget to say, or what I’ll write & how that will land
I love them both
My elder & his dog
And this family has been my anchor for the past 6 years of my seemingly-ever-shifting life
He’s still Here, but I miss him when he’s away.
The nature of coming & going
Not unlike the inhale & exhale
Connecting that to my own family line who left their countries in an attempt & hope of escaping prejudice & violence not all that long ago.
Two (well, four, really) Dear Friend’s will soon give birth to life anew
Guess it’s time for more walks in the woods.
Seeding day & Harvest day
And both on-farm interns are settled in
There’s also Tomatoes, Okra, & Curcubits – like Summer Squash and Cucumbers.
In the tunnel nearby are Beans, Basil, Celeriac, & Lettuce
Boxes covered & tidying up
Other holds down the Yin principle
While Bob writes up the day’s goodness on the chalkboard
There were two types of Baby Blue Hubbard squash
Same vegetable, different variety, mind blown
Here’s a variety of Kabocha type called Sweet Mama
(These are my favorite…)
This is the classic Butternut squash.
And another favorite, Honeynut.
For a rich story on the Honeynut squash, click on the link.
…Today it’s a Transition day for me, heading home after a stretch at the Northside house.
I’m grateful to be a part of something larger than myself, working at Nook & Cranny
Blessings on the Small Organic Farms everywhere.