Friends, I am ashamed to tell you that I have not kept up with my weeding.
Today I ripped what could be called trees out of my garden beds.
No, I am not lazy. It’s just been an eventful summer, and I honestly haven’t had much time to spend in the dirt.
Fortunately, with the ample rain we’ve had in the last few months, I have several large tomato plants and two generous basil shrubs.
Because let’s face it: what else do I need to eat?
I can make tomato sauce.
I can make pesto sauce.
With the addition of pasta and cheese, I could probably live on those two plants alone for weeks.
Well, and maybe some garlic. 😉
These last few years have been tough in the garden. I have either been pregnant or have a small baby, and that just makes it hard to spend long amounts of time outside. Clara is able to sit by herself now and has been for a couple of months. At first she could sit with some toys on a blanket in the shade, but now she is super mobile. I worry she may find some tasty stinkbug and try to eat it. So I really can’t take my eyes off her outside.
Madeline, on the other hand, loves “pulling grass” (pulling weeds). She is my big helper.
Friends, it isn’t even September, and I am already looking forward to next year’s garden. I am so hoping that Clara becomes as enthusiastic as Madeline. I look forward to the ability to spend a few hours in the garden while the girls play together in the backyard.
And, for heaven’s sake, I look forward to my own zucchini.
Lest the squash bugs kill next year’s crop as well.