We planted about a million little seeds and sprouts this weekend. Maybe not a million, but you know. Our garden already looks so much more organized this year and I’m very excited about it. We have three new hives (Zak will finish his post about them soon) and they’re all doing fantastic, as well as our two previous hives. I expect we’ll have quite a bit of honey this year, which is so exciting. I hope some of you are looking forward to watching our progress and are eager to buy a jar or two at the end of the summer (I’ll be designing the labels)! We’ve expanded our garden space a bit as well. We’re taking over the landscaping this year on the property, so we’re planning to utilize every nook and cranny to grow anything we can. There is a strip of soil and mulch out in our front courtyard and in addition to some vine veggies and strawberries, we’ll be filling that area with flowers. I’m co-hosting a farmer’s market geared towards the littles this summer and I’m hoping to use the space as a place to sell my wares as well as our surplus of veggies and flowers that I am sure we will have. I’m most excited for the return of our raspberry patch though. Absolutely nothing was sweeter than enjoying those lovelies every morning.
We planted some borage, nasturtium (these beautiful burgundy ones, not the classic orange), and bee’s friend. We definitely wanted to plant loads of flowers, especially for the bees. Odin is much more interested in the garden this year. He gets so excited to go out every time we mention it. He’s been sitting right alongside his papa or myself and planting little seeds. He’s learning the difference between the beds and the paths and loves to sit and watch the bees come and go. His new favorite is watering, wether with the spray bottle inside and the seed trays or with the huge watering can on the sprouts outside. He’s such a lover and I love that. First thing he did when he sat beside a patch of flower sprouts was lean right over and kiss it. He’s also very into climbing trees lately after seeing some big kids doing it in library park this past weekend. Every tree we see, he attempts a climb and after finding a good seat will kiss the tree’s limbs every time.
Our chickens are doing beautifully. We’ve been given a name of someone in our neighborhood who would like to buy eggs from us, which would be grand since our chickens are producing so much! We can’t keep up really and we only have seven!