Note: I tried to find the part in Moulin Rouge where Ewan McGregor sings “The hillllllls are alive….” but could not find that exact part. That’s how I feel when the garden is spouting. The hills are definitely alive!
Kobe is Brookie and Miles’ brother (dog) who needed to live on a farm instead of Northern Virginia. It was really sad but we are all so happy that he has lots of land and two new brothers, Simon and Bruce, to hang out with. We are so thankful to his newly adopted parents. This is a happy photo, but I miss the big guy. He is the one in the middle!
The garden is really sprouting.
Here is Gansey and her boyfriend, Wally.
Wally’s parents call Gansey his Amazonian Girlfriend. I just listened to a BBC podcast the other night on the Amazons. I was not aware that the Amazon river was named after these women warriors because the conquistadors supposedly saw women warriors there.
This is an image from a video game version of Penthesilea, Queen of the Amazons, but I think it gives you the idea better than the actual Greek art.
Here is the knitted heart so far! I’m having fun with this.
I planted 40 cucumber plants and 4 cabbage plants yesterday. This garden will be known as the “pickling garden” as if I have a perfect Martha Stewart world. In reality, it will be the garden that I pray gives me lots of cukes so I can bring pickles to work.
I probably have 75 tomato plants now. Where will these actually go? Not sure yet.
I’m knitting a stuffed heart for my Anatomy Teacher. The guy is hilarious and is possibly the best teacher I’ve ever had. Here is the model I’m basing it on. I’m knitting in in blue and I will name the pattern “Cold Hearted” if I can actually write it up.
My garden progress this year has been pretty drastic.
It started out looking like this…
and now it looks like this…
This is the main tomato bed. I have about 40 tomato plants so I might need to designate another tomato bed.
and here’s another finished item. My mom’s sweater is so flattering on her!
26 heirloom tomato plants
I dug out 1′x 6′x 8″ of compost and put it directly into one 2′ x 4′ bed.
I’m now working on a new garden plan around square foot gardening. This revolves around the idea of not walking on the garden and compacting roots and therefore being able to plant more in 1′ x 1′ sections.