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   Apr 04

Backyard to table

Talking with people lately I feel like a broken record. The weather sucks…

The snow has mostly melted in our yard but the ground is still very frozen. In fact we have several Christmas decorations that are still stuck in the ground. Hopefully we’ll be able to pry them up this weekend. It’s getting a bit embarrassing

Last year at this time, I had peas, lettuce and spinach planted. It looks as though it will be weeks before that’s a reality this year. I’ve gotten so desperate to put ¬†something in dirt that I bought some potting soil and plan to plant some kale and lettuce in planters this weekend.

While I would be in a hurry no matter what, this year I am feeling a bit more anxious because I was hoping to get things in the ground before baby #3 comes. He’s due June 6 and I had it in my head that I could have a majority of my garden planted by then. ¬†We’ll see how it goes.

Either way I am planning to do something new and hopefully helpful with this blog. Through the growing season I plan to provide backyard to table examples. While I have offered up recipes in the past, it’s always more appealing to see the finished project and I’d like to show how easy it is to cook that way. Oh what a garden variety makes and I hope to show the vast opportunities even a small garden can provide.

Best wishes as the days warm up!


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