it's coming along, so i wanted to join in sara's thursday "around the farm/garden".
we have lots of greens coming up. we planted tatsoi for the 1st time this year, plus a mesclun mix, kale, rainbow chard, radishes, carrots, beets, soybeans, peppers and a bunch of herbs. we have a few varieties of heirloom tomatoes too, and i still need to get squash and cucumbers in there but we've temporarily run out of space!
our garden is a collaborative one this year. we're sharing our space with our friends who live in our building's first floor. it's great to be able to share space, seeds, ideas, work and, ultimately, food!
with a few exceptions, we grow pretty much exclusively out of containers and raised beds because our soil, like most of the soil in cities with lots of old houses, is full of lead.
i'm hoping we actually get a few strawberries this year... there's this little garden pest who keeps wanting to add the blossoms to her bouquets. i keep trying to tell her that she'll like the berries even more! all of those morning glory seedlings were self-sown from last year's flowers.
i'm loving spending time out here, by the garden. and it's all the better when enjoyed with wool!
i've been keeping busy scouring and picking some recent fleecey aquisitions that i picked up at the lovely maine fiber frolic this past weekend. i came home with nearly 13 pounds of fresh fleece (merino, border leicester, and a really cool romney X), one toddler girl who likes play "naughty baby goat" and one bigger girl who likes to be our family's patient but exasperated sheep dog. sheep dog commands have entered our family's daily vocabulary and a double feature family movie night with babe and pig in the city is on the agenda. i love those movies!