One of the best things a family can do together is eat their meals together. Every night here, my crew and I pick together and cook together (one kitchen mama – many helpers) and eat at the table together. My little rent a family. This kind of grouping works in the garden too. The things we cook together often like to grow together. As long as you don’t want tomatoes in your lettuce salad – that pairing never works from the garden.
And maybe not pumpkins and blueberries (which I am experimenting with planting together purely because they fruit at opposite ends of the season and the blueberries need the constant watering that pumpkins need, and orange and blue sound cool together). More tomatoes and eggplant and zucchini with basil – the ratatouille garden. The salad garden with kale, parsley, chard, lettuce, spring onions, brocolli raab, beetroot, etc (the salad garden is a big one and I seldom cook the deep greens – they are all eaten raw).
Elle had my camera for a while yesterday while I cooked a C- dinner. Sometimes my dinners are not all that good. I experiment too much in there too. I made asparagus pesto and frankly it was awful. Poppy liked it though.
The three plonkers are happy down the back.
Once I got my camera back, my pics were through the kitchen door!
My boots will not be abandoned for long as it is going to be chilly for a week now. Overnights in the 40’s. Cold – but that will encourage good root growth in the plants.
Molly and her babies are settled in their side of the barn. Poppy is settled in her newly scrubbed farrowing pen. And Sheila (after a few days in smelly Coventry while I reshuffled) was led back to her Sun-Room in the South-West corner of the barn and has settled in there with a harrumph. My three big sows. (Though Sheila is technically not a sow but calling her a gilt is a bit weird as she is the biggest of the lot). Beautiful girls.
The rain seems to be slowly pushing itself back into the weekend so, after we brain-stormed plenty of rainy day work, it looks like we can get back into the gardens again today. Today we are transplanting raspberries, tying up raspberries and dividing and transplanting horse radish (and grinding some up). Then we will plant out one row of zucchini with covers to keep them warm.
I wonder what horse radish would like to grow with – Beef?
OK – time to get up and at ’em.
Hope you have a lovely day.
Friday 04/28 40% / 0.09 in
Cloudy with occasional showers this afternoon. High 63F. Winds SE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Friday Night 04/28 30% / 0.03 in
A few showers this evening with overcast skies overnight. Low 48F. Winds NE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
The weekend is 100% rain – all weekend! So today looks good to me.