Sitting at the dining room table with a steaming mug of Tulsi tea. It’s Sunday, and the last day of our winter break. I do think we are all finally ready to start our usual schedule again. The last few days have been especially difficult; Rowan had an accident at the playground and must wear… Continue reading A quick note
Dragging feet today, after a restless night and early morning. Full bellies, family time, mostly clean house — for all of this, I am grateful. And yet, I find myself moving slowly and staring out windows. When Rowan wakes up, I will take the children outside and hopefully come back down to Earth. Maybe we… Continue reading Wednesday daydreams
Lying in bed with a cold, trying to rest and get better. Shallie is growling because she wants to play tug-of-war with her rope. We’ve been playing for what feels like the past half hour. She keeps better pace with Piper, who just this morning chased her around the backyard and had her performing all… Continue reading the dog days of summer
Our Lemon Queen sunflowers have finally bloomed! They are taller than Will, who is six feet. Also, we have a cute Sugar Baby watermelon growing bigger by the day. We are enjoying watching the various flowers around the garden (such as this pumpkin flower pictured below) bloom and close, as well as watching all of… Continue reading Garden notes
We came home with many treasures from the market today: Sweet Gallberry honey from bees pollinating around the Green Swamp, a warm loaf of sourdough bread with a crust so crisp you can hear it crackle when you press it by your ear, fingerling potatoes (what child can resist?), a bag of dried red tea… Continue reading A Spring Lunch
We have the windows open today to let the nippy January air freshen this stale house. The sky is Florida blue and the sun pours into our rooms, splashing its light across the wooden floors, warming them. This is the weather that brings vitality to our humble backyard garden. I imagine the space a few… Continue reading In and around the house.
Our garden is beginning to fill out again. At the end of November, I started a few lettuces in small pots on the shady shelves outside. Many of them sprouted, especially the Black Seeded Simpson. Will transplanted the little seedlings, and they seem to have taken to their new homes already. Our cilantro plants are… Continue reading Garden update
Our little garden keeps on growing. We hope to get green beans soon, as our plants are producing flowers. The leaves continue to creep up the 6-foot trellis. We have harvested radishes several times now. We have been so successful in growing them, and so pleased with the taste, that I’m confident in recommending new… Continue reading In our garden, lately.
I’m writing again at the dining room table. Potted mums, tulips set in a jar with glass beads and water, and an orchid in full bloom sit behind the computer. Beyond, windows with blinds pulled let the afternoon light in. Bees and other bugs buzz about the garden, which still awaits today’s long drink of… Continue reading A quick post before the rains come