Guess what I did today!
I’ll give you a hint. It involved poop but for once I was actually excited about it! Cow manure, that is. Yup, I planted my garden! Woohoo! My mom has had a vegetable garden every year of my life, but this was my first time. I’ll be 30 in a month, so obviously it was due, right?
I planted green and yellow beans, sugar snap peas and snow peas, carrots, swiss chard, lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, and basil. I also have some mint to plant but I’m going to do it in a container because it’s pretty invasive. The envelope says to start the mint seeds indoors for 10 weeks, but that sounds silly to me, if it’s so hardy and invasive – why baby it? Anyone got an opinion for me?
I’m salivating at the thought of carrots with dirt still on ’em, beans from the plant right into my mouth, and freshly steamed swiss chard on my plate. Oh, lawdamercy. I (big puffy heart) LOVE food. ‘Specially organic, homegrown, dirt-under-my-fingernails kind of food.
I haven’t even successfully sprouted a single thing yet, and I think I’ve been bitten by the gardening bug.
In other news: summer is awesome, discipling (almost) 3 & 5-year-olds is HARD. Holy guacamole, it’s hard. And? I love food.
Oh wait, I already said that.
Moving on. I know it’s Sunday night, and that’s not proper Weekend Links form, but what can I say? I’m a rebel. And also, I spent the day at Ikea buying night tables (First ones in our married life, and we bought the cheapo ones. I’m excited anyway!), then planting a garden. I smell like dirt and sunscreen, and a lady-like glow (<– Snort, haha! Yeah. Right.)
Now, some link love:
16 Ways I Blew My Marriage @ Single Dad Laughing
Geo-Caching (Something I want to try this summer, especially with my five-year-old son. Any of you ever tried it?)
Your Honey Isn’t Honey @ Food Renegade
One Good Phrase @ Sarah Bessey at Micha Boyett’s place
Tell me: Any big summer plans?
(Anyone planning to go camping with a 1, 3, and 5 year-old in a tent? Besides us, I mean? 🙂 )