Thursday, May 26, 2016

flowers and an apron

I finally finished my new not-so-new fancy apron this past week. I made it out of some old curtains that I couldn't bear to part with, made out of some of my favorite Heather Bailey fabric. I ordered these amazing buttons to originally add onto the apron, but I'm feeling that it's done as it is. Admittedly, my sewing pace is quite slow these days. Plus, they just look a little too lovely in their little package.

The flowers are amazing around here right now, and everything seems to be growing at full speed this year. The nights are even starting to feel a bit more like summer already, but not too quickly. And there are absolutely no complaints coming from out this way about any of it.

Monday, May 16, 2016

the garden so far

Two weeks ago

 first ripe berries in May!
our new garden box planted with scarlet runner beans, pole beans, beets, zucchini, tomatoes, calendula, and cucumbers

 peas, kale, sorrel, cilantro, cabbage, and pole beans

our catnip and fairy flower garden
more tomatoes and cucumbers planted in root pouches - and too much lettuce!

Well, it's been a long time. I guess a new beginning for me meant a lot more time away from this space than with it. To be honest, it's been lovely - and just what I needed. All of my extra energy has been put into planting and preparing, I truly had forgotten how much work getting the garden going can be. The weather has been a bit warm out this way, so much so that our first squash is growing already, we are picking strawberries, and tomatoes are flowering.

I think we finally have everything planted, some of it in a more organized way than other parts, but all of it growing happily nonetheless. The rains have returned just in time to give us some rest. These are definitely my favorite days, more so every year.

Happy gardening!