of peas and beans

i haven’t had much to say of late. it’s not that things haven’t happened or that i haven’t been *thinking* or *doing,* but that i just haven’t had anything to say about it.
today i gardened. i gardened all day. i planted basil, cabbage, kale, spinach, chard, peas, beans, brussel sprouts, rosemary and strawberries. i made little brick walkways within one of the raised beds so that i don’t have to tread on the soil, disturbing the lives below. i moved two blueberries to a happier place.
it was a truly wonderful day. a day of my dreams.

and tomorrow…
my plans to do more are no more. instead i’ll be feverishly cleaning the house and food shopping to entertain my sister and her in-laws for the first bbq of the season.

which is good.

digging and planting can wait a day.

and that is a wonderful thing.

3 thoughts on “of peas and beans

  1. Anonymous says:

    hey linda, john here.
    gardening is great–when there is rain to help out. i’ve lost 3 cucumber plants already to the drought and another 3 that i just planted are on life support. i lost about a dozen sundry chile plant species to drought, ants, and a peculiar critter called the mole cricket. more chile plants are en route, courtesy of a place called chileplants.com i think. anaheim, new mex varieties (can’t have too many of them!), jalops. visions of home-made enchilada sauces this fall…
    tomatoes are either going great or on life support, depending upon what specific part of the row the plant is “growing” in. odd.
    corn is waist high; squash is planted between the corn, as wise planters used to do before the white man came along with euro methods. acorn, butternut, spaghetti squash along with zucchini. oh, and 4 artichoke plants as an experiment to see how they fare in our oddly mediterranean climate this spring.
    murt has ringed the house with flowers of every type. we opened a new garden space with help of a roto-tiller. hummingbirds will appreciate our place come fall.
    please send a raincatcher if you own one. it’s dry as a baptist picnic down here.

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