I’m a little later than usual with both of these, but it was one of those weeks. (Have I mentioned that Gabriel has four teeth coming in? So you can guess how well I’m sleeping, lol.)
Nonetheless, I am grateful. Grateful for all the sunshine we’ve been soaking up. Grateful for how my two little ones love each other so much. Grateful that on Friday morning, when Ben left for work and Ella was totally breaking down sobbing and Gabriel began to cry, too, and I was tired from not sleeping well, and apocalypse seemed imminent, I did not freak out (this time). I put the little man in the Ergo, put Cake on the stereo, and began to sing and do a ridiculous dance. They both began to laugh, and soon enough, so did I.
In the garden, the garlic shoots are poking up and the hoophouse is bursting with salad greens. Weeds, too, so Ben spent an hour or two hoeing. We’ve mostly been starting seeds, and the hoophouse is fully planted now. Mostly with greens, but also with a lot of kale, a bed of early carrots, some early beets, and some early potatoes. A vole kept eating the peas I planted, so I gave up and replanted them outside. I need to plant some more. At the bakery, Ella and I planted peas and flowers in the planters outside. I’d like to add more sunflower seeds and wheat seeds, also.
This week, we’ll move the raspberry canes (they’re currently in the middle of one of our garden spaces, and we want to spread them out along the fenceline, where they’ll get more sun and not be in the way). Hopefully we’ll also disc the fields (nothing needs deep tilling this year, which is great). Any day now those fruit trees will arrive, and it will be time to dig them in, too.
Hope you find a few moments in the sun this week friends, your hands in the good earth.