Monday, May 26, 2008
Yep, that's right, folksies. I am officially excited! Now, I tend to stay in an attitude of pleasant expectation. I know that every day I can expect good news and bad news. Being in an attitude of pleasant expectation removes the edge. Today, I am officially excited about our teensy little veggie garden.
We have planted several varieties of veggies and in the process of still planting more.
Look what I found to get my imagination and taste buds going . . .
Little crookneck squash and a small head of cauliflower! We have more of the same but I only will bore you with one pic of each. We also have some blooms on the cucumbers, tomatoes and the brussel sprouts and broccoli are looking promising. The lettuce is also setting some nice firm heads . . .
The blueberry bushes are LOADED - a particular delight considering we are all out of them. Last year we had a late freeze and it killed all the blooms.
For all of us that enjoy gardening, this is the beginning of what it's all about. I garden for the joy of it ~ I revel in the beauty of the flowers and shrubs - and there is a distinct beauty in a veggie plot.
And now for a shot of one of my favorite weeds - comfrey. Comfrey is actually considered an herb. It grows wild on roadsides and fields. Old Timers for generations called it "Knitbone" for
it's medicinal value in healing. It is also great as an addition to one's compost as an agent for breaking down the materials more quickly. It is also highly favored by chickens as a treat. It helps their eggs have stronger shells.
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