Anyway, Mary and Dave are letting me use a plot of their garden for my own stuff. I'm really excited about getting our own property someday. I intend to plant asparagus and berry bushes, fruit and nut trees, and hopefully create a morel mushroom patch. I really think that everyone should plant some food plants in their yard. There is so much fertile soil in the U.S. that goes to waste - or worse yet - chemically maintained grass. There are so many reasons to eat locally. I do my fair share of buying food that was imported and not grown organically, so I'm not trying to criticize anyone for that. But to waste an opportunity to put a seed in your yard and save a trip to the grocery store in a couple of months is just silly.
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Snow Peas and Lettuce
I planted a few things in the garden today. Just snow peas, parsley, brussels sprouts and lettuce have gone in the ground so far. It seems to me that we have had a really warm Spring so far. I am looking forward to my garden this year. My husband and I rent an upstairs apartment from his Aunt and Uncle. They have a small farm and a produce stand. They also raise pigs and chickens. I really enjoy living on the farm though. There is so much going on this time of year. I also help support the barn cats -- they go through a lot of food and there just aren't enough rodents to go around. They bring me joy though.