I am longing for spring over here. So while I wait oh so patiently for warmer weather, enjoy this journal entry from the end of summer last year.
Today was one of those glorious days where warm weather converges with cloudy skies, an off and on drizzle and a slight chill in the air.
It provides respite from the hot summer days and hints at fall without completely taking summer off the horizon.
My little Miss wanted to harvest strawberries from her own garden for dinner. She took off with her basket and returned not only with several ripe berries, but chives and a large Zuchinni. She was bold picking that zuchinni – she doesn’t like the prickles the leaves have.
After visiting a rescue goat farm the earlier in the day we stopped at a small nursery with fantastic pricing. They carried several items we had been searching for and at an excellent price.
Francisco the resident deer ate most of our veggie starts down to 1 or 2 leaves early this spring. I had given up completely on cucumbers. But to my surprise these scrawney little plants have produced several plump cukes. They are all the more delicious straight from the garden.
Dinner was almost entirely from the garden and included: eggs, cukes, sungold tomatoes, strawberries, a itty-bitty walla walla onion, chives, carrots, and pickled beets we canned last year.
What is it about farm fresh food that tastes all the more yummy?
Well I’m off to dream about next years veggie garden!