Saturday, May 9, 2009

The Dish Ran Away with the Spoon

There's a peony in there.

Rhubarb under bird netting (which is really to keep the squirrels out)...

Oh people. We are crazy busy. When I am not right in the moment of being crazy busy, I am wicked tired. Like asleep with your eyes open tired. We traveled to Maine for Jeddy's memorial, which was wonderful, and then straight home to B's final exams and my end of the semester work insanity. We have eaten takeout for the first time in months. We grouse at the alarm clock. Despite the gorgeous weather I have failed to hang the last several loads of laundry on the line. We rouse each other up from the dinner table to get the pepper starts in, or get the tomatoes properly tucked away, or find the eggs that the girls can now hide in their new enormous yard, or get the asparagus bed desodded, prepped, planted. And now we are camping and playing music all weekend except I have to work this afternoon right in the middle of it all. Grr.

Baby Lupine.

Potatoes growing like mad.

Um, yeah, did you catch that part about an asparagus bed? I am thrilled to tiny bits to announce our sixth bed, now tucked full of Jersey Supreme asparagus crowns. Our tiny farm now has strawberries, rhubarb, and asparagus. I have yearned for these in particular because they are so inherently still. You wait for them, sometimes for years, but if you just give them a little annual care they do their own thing, no seeds, no starts, just the passing of the calendar. I am a lucky girl to be able to plant such things and look forward to the years when they will grow up and let us eat them.

Stuff in this bed is growing like crazy...

Can you see the strawberry sprouts yet?

Anyhoo. I hope everyone is having a lovely spring and getting as much perfect rain as we are. What a nice change from the dry springs we've been having.


cake said...

i'm right there with you on the busy-ness, and wanting to be in the garden all day, and having to go to work this afternoon (in the middle of all of it).

you garden looks lovely, and, i am especially jealous of your lettuce. so big and lush. you better get to eating it! ours are kind of dwarf... but still yummy.

i just realized that i had a dream that we went to visit you. but you had just bought a place in the country, and were getting ready to move. i was shocked, considering all long term gardening... anyway, funny to dream about someone i've never met.

Heather said...

Wow, that is so funny! We were actually just joking about taking all the dirt in our garden with us when we move. Which really could happen in two years when B finishes grad school, but we could just as likely stay put. Someone once told me to "garden like you are going to live there forever" and I have taken it to heart. I sure would be sad to leave without eating any asparagus though!!!

Heather said...

P.S. You would be welcome to visit any time!!!!

dig this chick said...

Ah, busy. Shit, yeah. I love garden like you are going to live there forever. People always thought I was nuts with the energy I put into my gardens at rentals when we were college students...but, why not? Your stuff looks gorgeous. Thanks for the new post.

Aaron Milano said...

Great looking garden! Just stumbled here from a google search on NC gardens and wanted to say hey.

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