Tuesday, May 10, 2011
This afternoon, Cal burst through the door to drag me outside with him. He'd discovered some plants that had sprung up in a previously empty bed in the garden, much to his surprise (we haven't planted anything this year, yet). We inspected everything, and talked about our findings, then got to work weeding and thinning and trimming back, all over the yard. Our herb garden is going strong, and it looks as if we're going to have blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and rhubarb, too, before we know it. We'll add more to the garden, vegetables, and we'll cultivate what we have.
We'll be better for the time outside, the working side by side, the sense of self-sufficiency that comes with growing one's own food. And if the sun shines, and if we water and fertilize and manage to keep the aphids and slugs at bay, we will enjoy a good harvest. And throughout the process, remind ourselves about hope.