It’s Garden and Fresh Veggie Time!

At least that’s the rumor that’s spreading through the bunny community.  We have had some adult rabbits visiting and today we found a younger generation getting into the slow food movement.  So far, I can’t tell that any of them have eaten the veggies, just the grass growing around them.  If I could count on this to continue, I would take the fences down.  But I’m not going to count on it.  So the fence was extended all the way around, alongside the back steps, and then securely fastened all along the bottom.  Without knowing the wisdom of my actions, I placed fence posts along the boundaries of the gardens to form ‘semi-raised’ beds for planting. This made it extra easy for my husband to staple the chicken wire fencing along the bottom.  If the bunnies can get in now, they deserve what they get!

Notice the great crop of grass I have?  I planted (intentionally) the plant to the upper right of this little munchkin.  If you can properly identify it, I would be greatly thankful.  I planted lettuce (but not there), spinach (next row over), swiss chard (can’t remember which row), and chinese cabbage (again, can’t remember where).  So I’ve got this narrowed down to either the chard or the chinese cabbage – and it doesn’t look like the pictures on either seed package.  Whatever it is, the leaves are still young and tender and very good on salads.  Mr. Bunny, however, does not appear impressed.

Onions & Lace Weight

I started our garden today – officially.  The first sacrifice was some onions I’ve been keeping just for this event.  Some had already gone bad and were fed to the compost.  The rest of them were planted and blessed.  And hopefully the bunnies and squirrels don’t have taste for onions.  Does anyone know?  The cans indicate the ends of the rows (two very short rows next to back steps of the house.)

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Here are two lace weight yarns that I added to my Etsy Shop yesterday.  There are Domestic Suri Alpaca/Domestic Merino blend and super soft.  There are 4 greens and 2 oranges available, 100g skeins.  The orange ones are really orange and reminded me of Illini orange.  If these stay around very long, they are bound for the over-dye pot.  They will show cables and lace work beautifully.  But you have to have  a love for orange to take these home with you.

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