"Stuff is eaten by dogs, broken by family and friends, sanded down by the wind, frozen by the mountains, lost by the prairie, burnt off by the sun, washed away by the rain. So you are left with dogs, family, friends, sun, rain, wind, prairie and mountains. What more do you want?"
Monday, May 31, 2010
The Revolution circa 2010
Whether you're a neighborhood secessionist masquerading as a home gardener---or the reverse---it's likely you've started this year's troop review. Three cheers to the Revolution!
This year we have a new recruit, an eight-foot bed made this weekend that is slowly transforming the kids' playground to dual use. This fall some pole beans will be growing up the trellis, but on advice for summer I've planted patio tomatoes and a few eggplant.
On the other side of swing set, the pole beans planted in spring are up and producing well.
Across the yard: tomatoes, oregano, hot and sweet peppers and some basil.
And in the back with the compost bins and shade cloth, French sorrel, cilantro and parsley.