It seems like (I’m knocking on wood right now) Spring has arrived ‘round these parts. This weekend was gorgeous, and we definitely took advantage of it. Our poor yard was neglected all winter, and didn’t get much love in the fall, so it was time to get out there and really get it organized.
Everyone helped out, even Mimi and Warren!
If we’re being honest here, Mr. T. did most of the work. He’d probably kill me for showing a picture of him with his shirt tucked in, wearing grubby clothes, but here’s one anyway
I give him serious credit, he hates yard work, but busts his butt to get it done. Our yard is huge, and he spend hours out there taking care of it. One of the many reasons I love him!
It’s one of those jobs that no one really enjoys doing, but when it’s done it just feels so much better. Our vegetable garden is on the list of things to tackle this week if the sunshine doesn’t disappear.
This year I decided to take a bit of a different approach to gardening. Usually we plant enough to enjoy during the summer and early fall, and then we have some winter squash and zucchini that last us until the following summer. We never seem to have enough to actually preserve. When a friend of mine posted a link on Facebook to a local couple who do produce delivery I was so excited! We’re a pretty small town and these things don’t usually exist around here. My logic: we can less of the food from our garden that’s preservable (I know that’s not a word, but I like the sound of it) because we’ll have fresh, local produce delivered to our doorstep every Wednesday.
Sounds good, right?
The company is called Routes to Roots Edibles, and Rob and Julia are SOOO nice! I used to head to the very small local farmer’s market nearly every Saturday and line up at their booth sometimes half an hour before people were allowed to begin selling because their produce sells out so quickly. Not anymore!
They even have bedding plants available for purchase for a very reasonable price. I love the quote in their brochure from Michael Pollan “At home I serve the kind of food I know the story behind.” At $25 a week for a big box of produce, it’s hard to complain about not being able to afford to eat fresh, local, HEALTHY produce.
Do you garden? Do you take part in a produce delivery service or have you considered it?