it was kind of a crazy busy week. we were trying to get back into the swing of things after being away for a week plus we decided it was really time to plant the garden - because we didn't already have a ton to do. as anyone who has planted a garden can tell you, its kind of a huge project. add to that the fact that garden in the pacific northwest is entirely different from chicago - i mean how do you cope with rain all but a few months a year where it TOTALLY STOPS RAINING? well, i found this book to be awfully helpful while we were trying to figure it all out.
so, we're mostly done with the planting portion. we planted tomatoes, peppers, onions, garlic, basil, kale, chard, spinach, beets, lettuce, zucchini and pumpkins. there are also pots of mint, cilantro, dill and strawberries. exciting.
why is it i always forget that gardening works muscles that nothing else does. the pain i'm feeling today will be entirely worth it though when i eat the first sun-warmed tomato right off the vine. there's nothing better.
except for maybe peonies bigger than my face.