"I can't wait until we have fresh strawberries", "Mmm, those will be so good!", "I'm looking forward to when our cosmos are blooming"... These are things I find myself saying. When I was eating lunch outside today, which consisted of a salad using our spinach, radishes, and alfalfa sprouts, I thought, you know, this is pretty great. I love spinach! And while out of the corner of my eye I could see tiny green strawberries and my taste buds were watering at the thought of when they'll be ripe, I need to remember to really be thankful for what we have right now. So I'm devoting a notebook to garden notes, for tracking what/when we plant, what/when we harvest, general noticings, etc. Writing garden notes is a practice I don't normally keep. Usually I jot down when seeds go in the ground on the fridge calendar and that's it. So I'm giving this note taking a go.
|notebook made by Jen Causey|
`it really rained
`picked a bunch of spinach, handful of radishes
4/24/11 Sun. Easter
`a beautiful morning, I took film photos in the garden after chuch & brunch
`planted cosmos & bachelor's buttons
`blackbirds bathing in the alley puddles
`while printing & looking out the window, I thought how different the garden will look in a month's time.
`robins greeted me atop the grape posts
`picked spinach & radishes
`ate lunch on the strawberry step
`spotted the baby bunny hopping from under the woodpile, eating dandelions
`pulled nearly all the radishes