The lettuce in my garden and been growing really well and fast! Yesterday I harvested the both of my red leaf lettuce and a head of the "regular" leaf lettuce. I have two big Tupperware containers in the fridge now and brought some to my friend Sam last night. I am hoping that I will be able to get another harvest from these plants by the end of summer. We will see how it goes! I also have some tomatoes and green peppers starting to grow. If you have a good recipe to use with these lettuces please share it with me. My only bright idea is salads. :)
She was the first person I ever "bought" (my parent's bought) flowers for my garden. My garden at that point in my life was a big tractor tire with dirt in it. Every year I would fill it with petunias or as I grew older different and varied flowers. This started my love of gardening and I do still like petunias.
We also had a vegetable garden at the house on Congdon Road behind the barn. Fresh vegetables from my dad's garden was just a way of life and I had hoped when I got my first house that I would be able to grow my own vegetable garden.
Yesterday I bought lots of vegetable plants and a few flowers for my garden beds in the backyard. This evening I planted rosemary, basil, peppers, tomatoes, Brussels sprouts, lettuce, and a blackberry bush. I hope that it will grow well and yield enough vegetables and fruit to share. I am really excited and hopeful. It has taken a lot of work to get these beds ready but I will tend to my garden.
As I was finishing planting a butterfly came into the garden to visit. Maybe it really was dad coming for a visit and hopefully blessing not only the garden, vegetables, fruits, but me as well.
Now I may not be the petunia lady but maybe one day a child will remember me in the same fond way I remember her.
Spring has come to Michigan. The trees are budding and the temperature is beginning to be warmer. Spring reminds me that we are all renewed in the many seasons of our lives. This spring is renewing me. I am beginning to work in our yard and I trying to plan out my garden. This is spiritual work tending a garden and being outside in the beauty that is nature. Go out and tend your own garden whether it is the garden in your yard or the garden of your soul.
Well we are now almost a month into 2010. Last year was another interesting year for Mike and I. Mike found many soccer coaching opportunities and now is the JV coach for both the Pioneer high school men and women. He also continues to be the director of the Rush Academy. Due to Mike's schedule he was able to get a lot of work done at our house and we are so proud of it.
In December I was looking at my goals for 2009. One was to buy a house... well I think I can put a big check mark by that one! My other goal was to run at least 2 races. In 2009 I ran four races! I think that calls for a check mark with a lot of stars around it! I have already begun to plan my races for this year. I may even start in February.
I also have revived my love of knitting. Yes I was knitting a little (now a little for me may be a lot for others) but I am now knitting a lot... joined an international shawl exchange and I am going to try to join a knitting group or two this year.
It is time for me to get out there and meet more people. I have even started playing in a coed soccer league with Mike. We will see what this year has in store for us.
Here are a few pictures. The first is just a cute picture of Mike and Drew at Bona family Christmas. The other two are from Mike's Christmas present... we went to a Red Wings game.