And it kept us...well fed.
So this year when we decided NOT to plant our big garden it felt quite sad. Reason ? We do not know where we will be at the end of the summer when it will be time to can, freeze and/or dry. We might be in a whole new home or we might be right here staring at the FOR SALE sign at the end of the lane.
We also decided not to plant due to time restraints. In years past if garden produce needed to be attended to, grass mowing and housekeeping could wait. (Housekeeping can always wait. Mine has been waiting 3.5 years) But with our farm officially on the market we have other priorities such as front doors to fix, porches to paint, rooms to de-clutter, barns to repair. In fact, I will even be taking down the sheet I stapled to our upstairs bathroom ceiling over a decade ago. A DECADE AGO mind you, when I decided it would take too much time to remove all the peeling wallpaper up there so hey ! lets just staple a sheet up there.
Can you spell moron ? I thought you could.
|Yes, this is lettuce in my salad bar bed. Don't remember the variety but|
its so pretty I now wished I used for ground cover.
Irony. Are you grasping it ? We are not planting a big garden which would produce lots of veggies which would help support us, in order to have time to fix up the farm so it will sell and we can buy a new place with a big garden that we can plant in order to support ourselves.
So, no garden. Except the very little salad garden the GK's and I planted weeks ago. Made of recycled plastic milk bottles (why don't they just put more milk in those recycled milk bottles ?!?!) it has worked very well. Only 4 x 8 feet the amount of greens produced has been phenomenal and we've been eating from it all season. Lesson learned, smaller is often better, unless you are riding a mini-bike on the Stephenson.