Saturday, April 5, 2008

such a lovely day...


Such a lovely day. We spent the morning out at "a day in the country". Moonpie got to ride a horse, sit on a longhorn and hold a bunny. Buddy thought about holding a bunny, but was more excited about riding a tractor. Now we are back home working in the micro-farm. It was D-day for some of my carrots. They are coming in, just too close together. I hate having to thin. I know the necessity in it, but come on- it's like Sophie's choice out there! Which to pull? Which to let flourish? After being the destroyer, I put some tomatoes in that my dad gave me a few days ago to balance things out. They were grown from seed by the dad of a childhood friend. He gave me 6 plants- all the same variety. In my small space I don't think I can do all six, but they are special...maybe I can pass them on to a neighbor. Joining a CSA last year has made me sentimental about plants. The effort and care that goes into each one makes our meals very meaningful. I have a link to localharvest below. Check it out and see if there is any local produce near you- it will fill up your belly and make your heart sing.

Check out the picture of Moonpie up there watering the mystery squash. This is the perfect picture of how not to compost. Yeah, the best indicator that you are not turning the pile enough is when plants start to grow in it. And then, as the above commentary reveals, I don't want to pull up the plant- so I don't. I'll just start a new compost pile...

2 comments:

Kellybird said...

i love the picture. she's so lovely!

Coby said...

not sure if we are going to have the funds to pre-pay for the CSA this year. But, we can go to the farmer's market and buy stuff we want...so I guess that isn't so bad. By the way, Quinn-pie is in the top 95% for his height and top 75% for his weight.