Today we are all outside gardening, ALL DAY LONG. But yesterday Jemima and I went to buy starts from one of our local organic farms (also a CSA) called Cosmic Apple Gardens. We bought green & red lettuce, kale, collards, broccoli, yellow onions & basil. Plus we're direct sowing spinach, radishes, zucchini, carrots, beets and some more herbs.
We also got some giant cauliflower starts but that was later, out of our local mushroom grower's trunk. That's what our little valley is like. You pull into town and the guy who grows to-die-for Shitake's and Osyter Mushrooms yells out that he's selling cauliflower and broccoli starts out of trunk. So you go over and buy a few.
While we were out at the farm got to see the spring piggies, and the big ole hogs.
I hate to be crude (okay, I don't hate it that much, that was for mother) but get a load of the set on that hog. Even Mima noticed. How could you not. She pointed and said. "What that Mommy?"
We had fun at the farm and then went to pick up some Steer Compost. Today we are putting it all to good use getting the beds ready. I promise updates once the garden is planted. It's a short season up here at 6500 ft above sea level, but Alpine Gardening isn't impossible. And I aim to prove it!
This is Jemima's smile right now. Please tell me why kids do this.