It is no secret that I don’t like cold weather. The thoughts of 5 layers and my eyes watering from the wind makes me a little mad. I like shorts and dresses, sandals and the sunshine. The beach over the snow would win every time.
As soon as the weather app shows the first songs of a warming trend, I sketch out my garden plan and start thinking of the flowers I want to add to our current beds.
I am by no means a farmer but the first signs of blooms, makes me practically giddy with excitement.
This year is no exception.
Dad had a fondness for blackberry blushes and each year he would tend to his. The old house is no exception. We started with two bushes that dad received as a gift prior to him leaving for heaven and we have expanded our bushes to 11. The are blooming and we have already been able to snack on a few.
We have baby tomatoes showing up and I’m sure that tie wraps are not the appropriate way to attach them to the stake. However, I did mention that I am not a farmer.
We have peppers and eggplant, okra and I’m even trying watermelon this year. Somethings are a huge success and we reap the bounty and some……..not so much. The pumpkins last year were obliterated by moths. It was a sad day when I pulled up all the vines.
The backyard was planned to be full of edibles and we are well on our way. Currently we have peaches
Hopefully next year we will have limes and tangerines.
There is nothing better than seeing your hard work and care provide beauty as well as food
Enjoy this beautiful day friends.
Get outside and let the sun shine on your face.
Thanking God for the grand view He has provided.