Warm enough to garden

After another rainstorm yesterday, Mama and I were thrilled for a bit of sunshine today. These gorgeous Nasturiums and citrus made their way from garden to table. I planted zucchini and cucumber seeds in these wee biodegradable pots (which will be planted in our garden box once they’ve sprouted) while our sweet girl Paisley supervised.…

First homegrown cantaloupe

Today’s #OneGoodThing was enjoying our first ever homegrown cantaloupe! The small, cute globe produced juicy and a bit sweet insides, with a strong flavor. Mama and I were very excited to taste our first melon! Day 253 of 365. And Day 984 in a row (here’s the first 366 & the following 365)!  1 year ago today: Nice visit from an old…

Homegrown watermelon with a surprise

While taking a stroll in our garden this evening, Mama and I discovered about a half dozen watermelon growing! This was news to us because they’d been well hidden under dense leaves. We’d sort of given up hope we’d get any melons this year. We didn’t find these fruit until after I started cutting back…

Farmers market bounty

Today’s #OneGoodThing was a bountiful trip the farmer’s market with Mama! We brought home fragrant garden roses, juicy peaches and crunchy, sweet pluots, freshly baked croissants and olive bread, goat cheese, salmon cakes, corn, lettuce, and more! Day 230 of 365. And Day 961 in a row (here’s the first 366 & the following 365)!  1 year ago today: Fun new stand…

Tomato taste-off

We are growing three varieties of tomatoes in our backyard veggie garden this year. So, to determine which one is our favorite, I created a blind taste test for Mama! The three contestants were a Sweet Seedless Hybrid, a Bushsteak Hybrid, and an Early Girl. The first two varieties were starter plants we ordered from…

A gourmet day

“It’s like a gourmet restaurant,” Mama proclaimed today, after I brought her this dish of Caprese skewers, featuring luscious tomatoes from our garden and our favorite Balsamic vinegar. Please don’t misunderstand. Yesterday, we ate drive-thru burgers and frozen yogurt. Today we had a wee gastronomic adventure at home. I like to think of it as balance.…

Pulling carrots

Today’s #OneGoodThing was our first carrot harvest! Mama and I grew these babies from seeds, and it was fun to see the bright orange appear as we pulled them from the depths of the soil this evening. We welcome your favorite carrot recipes in the comments!!! Seriously, this large pile of carrots is only half of our…