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Hey, we’ve all got to start somewhere. And that I suppose is the theme this month in my garden. There are no showstoppers. No amazing spring miracles to report. No beauty shots of a well kept spring garden. It’s just this ol’ work in progress, folks.
Here are some photos of where things are at today, April 17th 2015. It’s been a very long time since my last post in 2013. My 2014 garden had it’s ups and downs, on which I did not report. Instead I took some time to reflect, focus on the work of the garden and mostly–tend to my May 2014 baby boy. That boy is turning 1 in a few weeks. I intend to give him–and his siblings–the gift of a beautiful garden in 2015.
So, here goes. We start here.
Please note: I realize all of these photos have a smudge on them. Unfortunately, I didn’t realize it until it was too late. This is what happens when you let your kids use the camera! I should also mention that some of the photos at the time of publishing appear to be the wrong way. I’m working on it, and it may be that as you view it they will already be corrected… I’m not sure what is wrong on my end since all looks to be right.
One look at the farmer’s market this past week and you know that harvest time is upon us. Besides the crowds of people who have suddenly descended upon the market (where are these people in June?), there are truckloads and tables full of the colorful produce of fall. Here are some things I picked up this week at the farmer’s market:
My own garden continues to provide us with fresh food. Lettuce is back thanks to cooler temperatures. Herbs continue to grow. Leeks, potatoes, fennel, radicchio, swiss chard, kale and tomatoes have been gracing our table recently.
My kids have been out picking each raspberry as it ripens. Every day they charge out the door shouting about who is going to eat the raspberries. It will be nice next year when the plant is bigger and there will be more berries!
I’ve taken some photos during the last several weeks. Here they are.
To better view the photos in this edition of “Photos from…” click on a photo. You’ll be able to scroll through a slide show of all the photos.
The beet ravioli recipe is here: Michael Symon’s Goat Cheese and Beet Ravioli. I substituted ricotta cheese for the goat cheese and sage for the tarragon with delicious results.
During the season I took photos of my garden as it changed from week to week. Though I may have missed a week here or there, this video shows how the garden waxed and waned throughout the spring, summer and fall months.
Praise God for his amazing creation and the gift he gives us in the opportunity to get our hands dirty and grow things to eat and enjoy. I am so thankful for this gardening season and look forward to 2012 and all it brings.