Tuesday, May 13, 2014
a beautiful couple of days, lots of food and a faery garden!
it is finally spring and we are supposed to be having "normal" spring temperatures from here on in. woohoo!
one thing that we love around here is parsley and our 3 different kinds are coming up fast in the greenhouse! here's what i call quinoa tabouleh...because i substitute quinoa for couscous.
with some greek yoghurt and kimchi - yummeh!
here's some potatoe seeds, all saved from last year, having themselves a nice suntan! i suntan my potatoes before planting them.
today we planted 80 irish cobblers and 40 yukon golds. the red chieftains didn't have enough eyes on them yet so they get planted after some more suntanning tomorrow.
here's another dish to drop a bunch of parsely in. some spagettini, fresh chopped tomatoes, a ton of parsely and parmesan. deelish!
oh ya....and remember in this post when i showed my sitting rock which is down at the river. i sit on it and watch jambaloney cast off the edge of the river. well of course Pioneer Preppy had to say that it didn't look big enough to be a sitting rock....so here's a pic of me sitting on my sitting rock. so there, Pioneer Preppy!!! ya wiener!
want another dish with parsley. oh - here ya go - herbed lebanese rice.
the stuff is delicious with some pita, kimchi, greek yoghurt and oranges.
we've already got frog and salamander eggs in our pond - woohoo!
these pics were taken a few days ago - we actually have 5 egg sacks in the pond.
some are salamanders, some are newts, some are spring peepers, some are leopard frogs, some are green frogs and wood frogs. it doesn't matter - i call all those babies "frog". i check on them several times a day. and tell them that i love them to encourage their growth. they eat lots of bugs and that is always a good thing!
here's a yummy dinner when you been working in the yard all day!
half an avocado, sprouts, kimchi, SARDINES - oh ya baby! and some greek yoghurt dip. deelish!
i like to make faery gardens in pots but maybe this year i will have jambaloney build me a proper area for a faery garden. faeries are very important to have in your yard! they help things grow!
here is the package that i get from The Cottage Gardener, an heirloom seed company in ontario. their seed packages contain the most delightful information - i love ordering from them. make sure to enlarge the pics and read about what to put in a faery garden.
here's the back of the package that explains why you need to plant these specific things for the faeries.
here's another look at my faery garden. i made sure that they have a nice walkway and house, a fish, a frog, 2 bumblebees, a jewel hanging in the middle of the yard and an amphora to hold all of their faery potion.
i am sure that you can tell that i am in a very good mood today! i can't wait to get out planting again tomorrow. the greenhouse rocks! and although we had such a late start to spring - we were still able to get a pile of stuff started in the greenhouse. i hope that you are all enjoying your week and your gardens!