|First meal I've cooked all week, freshly gathered eggs I picked up today from a local lady, wilted spinach with sauteed green garlic and fried tomatoes.|
It's not sunny today. It's overcast and cold, but I feel like it's a new day, I can breath and be outside smelling the fresh air. This coming week is supposed to get up to the 80's (quite a temperature jump!) and I look forward to a fantastic week of sunshine, gardening and cooking amazing food. I have a lot of veggies left over from last week's CSA since I didn't cook at all while everyone was sick. I plan on pickling as much as I can before it goes bad. We are going to be stocked with carrot pickles for a long time.
I got to go out and check on my garden. It's doing really well. You can see green without having to squint and get within inches of the dirt. I can't wait to get everything else planted. I have so many plans for warm weather veggies. My tomato sprouts are doing really well. I have over 40 good sized plants (well, a lot more but slowly but surely I've been thinning them out) ready to plant as soon as I know the weather isn't going to get super cold again. I want to buy a few from the nursery as well, hoping to have 50 tomato plants going this summer.
I'll leave you with some pictures of some of the millions of signs of spring my yard is showing. I greatly look forward to the coming week and I'm SO glad this week of hell is finally over.
|My peas are looking so happy!|
|Row of green onions!|
|Spinach was pretty badly beaten during the storm, but they are now sprouting their 2nd set of leaves, yay!|
|Pretty vines going up one of the eucalyptus trees|
|Can't wait till they all bloom!|
|Ugly fly I had to take a picture of|
|Almost ready to bloom!|
|The first leaves on the persimmon tree|
|Pomegranate trees are getting leaves!|
|Brand new tomatillo sprouts|