Saturday, April 11, 2009

Trying to find a new groove

So, when all else fails, I cook. Tonight we will have burgers on the grill (from our half cow), homemade coleslaw and I am guessing I will make baked potatoes. Tomorrow morning for Easter we will have waffles and sausages in blankets (crescent rolls), I will make the overnight waffle batter so we can make it first thing. There will also be a fruit salad to even out the carbs. Lunch/Dinner will be a honey ham, roasted sweet potatoes, asparagus and popovers...not traditional, but all stuff we love and that is all that matters.

Tomorrow I also will be starting the herbs. Monday I will get the low fence for the herb garden and will plant the garlic. Hopefully while I am away, Ryan will finish the turning of the garden so the parsnips and carrots can be planted. Then the beans go in and the rest of the goodies come May 1st. I cannot WAIT until we can start harvesting!

Our growing areas this year include:

Main Garden-two kinds of tomatoes, two kinds of beans, two kinds of cucumbers, parsnips, carrots, squash and zucchini. Once beans are done, potatoes go in. Carrots and parsnips are double sown and we will be looking for a place for winter spinach and a few other items for the cold frame.

Berry Patch-We have well established blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries. A few strawberry plants made it, and we will add a few more.

Herb Garden-New addition this year. This houses basil, oregano, cilantro, dill, parsley, lavender, onions and garlic. Summer lettuces and spinach also live in this area and will be continuously sown.

Fruit trees-We have two existing pear trees, adding three fig trees this year, two more pear and four apple.

Not bad for our small lot :)

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