For people who are planning to be away for a large part of the summer, we sure did plant a lot of stuff.
We planted a lot less this year, but still more than we will be around to use. We planted one tomato plant, one zucchini plant (it’s turning out to be a gorgeous green and yellow striped variety, we love it and are jealous that we will not be eating it) and one pepper plant. We also tried an experiment and planted some potatoes to see if they would grow. Well, they are growing! My friend Evie is taking care of our plot for us and so will reap the culinary benefits. It will be interesting to see what things look like when we get back a month from now. Since we have our garden plot at the Wheeler community garden, we also planted these purple and gold flowers in honor of Wheeler. I took this picture with my phone so it’s not great, but you get the idea.
It would have been a perfect day if Luna had not decided to run off into the trees and find some other animal’s dung to roll all around in! She came out of the woods completely covered in orange poop. Disgusting creature! I had to go up the hill to the caretaker’s house and ask for some soap to give her a bath before she could get in the car to come home. Then of course when we got home JC had to give her another bath, ‘cause that’s just how he is.
Hopefully in the next month I will have much more fun (and less scatological) things to post about!