Good, I think. We are going to be bombarded with berries as the different varieties ripen and cycle through. Right now all we've got are some strawberries and some mulberries. The mulberry tree by the creek is already ripe but the one by the garden is just starting to turn. The blackberries are trying to get some color too.
Alright, I'll admit it, I copped out. My tomato and pepper seedlings were just growing too slow. I bought some plants this week. I'm still going to try to cultivate my seedlings, maybe for fall planting or something, but I didn't want to be without tomatoes and peppers in my garden this year. Assuming the weather or bugs don't get them anyway. So now my garden is starting to look like a garden.
The pomegranate is in full bloom, and there are lots of blossoms. Hopefully we'll actually get some fruit this year. Last year we got one little squatty pomegranate and Nick picked it before it was ready. Although I don't think it would have been very good anyway.
I'm also trying to grow celery. I've already started three plants, but they all died once I planted them in my garden. So I started two more and I'm going to see if they do any better in a pot. More than likely the soil in my garden is poor, so hopefully they'll like the potting soil.
It’s a new year and the holy day season has begun. We had a wonderful Night to be Much Observed at my parents’ house. Lots of good food, drink, and friendship.
Classic family picture
He's Irish and German, what do you expect?
Nick cookin' shish-kabobs.
Of course, Dad had to share his new favorite toy. Er, I mean, Mom's new toy.
Mom did a sort of Napa Valley theme, mostly going along with wine. She did a beautiful tablescape.
I have a few new recipes that I’ll be posting soon, some from NTBMO and some of my favorite unleavened dessert recipes.
We had an enjoyable holy day morning. We stuck around the house, just chillin’ and lovin’ the beautiful day. I made crepes for breakfast (well, I mixed them up and Nick cooked them) and we topped them off with leftover raspberry mousse.
Ryder got his own crepe!
I walk outside, heading to the garden, when I find a snake! It wasn’t very big, but it had pretty markings. Nick looked in its mouth and told me it didn’t have any venom glands, so we were safe, more or less.
Later we went on a gator ride. The honeysuckles are in bloom, and it’s so cool to ride around and smell the sweet aroma in the air.