garden time

We have been anxiously awaiting the opportunity to plant our raised bed garden this year. I had a feeling that Ruby Kate would enjoy preparing, planting, and tending to the garden, but with a 2 year old, you just never know. Once we were pretty sure that it would stay warm enough for our garden to survive, we dove right in. Well, David did. He prepared the soil, and we planted.  When David and Ruby Kate posed for this picture, I had them say, “green acres” instead of “cheese.” It was cute.

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We had some surprise oregano left over from last year, and it looks wonderful. It’s already more than I can use. I’m going to try to make some salad dressing with it, and will probably freeze some as well.

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Ruby Kate had a blast in the garden. More than anything, she enjoyed watering the plants. And, sometimes, she watered the dirt. I can’t wait until we can actually go down and pick things from the garden. We ended up planting tomatoes, squash, cilantro, basil, sage, peppers, eggplant, and okra. I see lots of tomato mozzarella salads in our future. Now I just need to learn how to make my own mozzarella.

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