The Garden – Finally! And a knitted thing. And a goodie.

We’ve been working on the garden, trying to improve it and make it easier to be a garden.  It has taken us a while but finally we have our garden in!

We used to just have an 8×8 square of dirt with a fence around it and I would have to walk in and amongst the veggies to weed and pick.  But now we have two 4×8 beds with a border around them for me to walk and a fence around the whole thing:

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It’s so great!  I can’t wait for all my veggies to grow.

Also, it’s been so cold we didn’t know if our peonies were ever going to bloom (our forsythia bush didn’t, and our flowering crabapple trees didn’t and our rhododendrons didn’t).  They looked like this for ages:

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But this week they finally bloomed!

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In knitting news, I finished my What Alice Found cowl:

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I love it!  I especially love the Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Tonals yarn.  It is a dream to work with.  This will be a class on July 23 at The Spinning Room if you are local and would like to participate!

And now it’s on to working on my not-terribly-secret-but-sort-of-secret project for my college bound nephew…

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In baking news, my friend Deirdre, owner of The Spinning Room, gave me some rhubarb from her garden!  So I made this Rhubarb Snacking Cake from Smitten Kitchen:

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Excellent!  Make it.

Also, did you know that there is a magazine out there for everyone?

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“Chickens” !!

3 comments on “The Garden – Finally! And a knitted thing. And a goodie.
  1. Ceil Broady says:

    Your new garden is AWESOME!!!!!!! And it is critter proof too; I love it. What are you planting?
    Your peonies and gorgeous.

  2. Chrissy says:

    Your garden looks great and very user-friendly! I’m waiting for my food at Noodles & Co. Thinking of you.

  3. Libby says:

    Beautiful garden. I just showed the pictures to someone who had a similar bed but no fence. He admired your setup and is going to copy because his vegetables are being nibbled.
    Love rhubarb and the cake looks delicious. The cowl is lovely – very pretty Debbie Bliss yarn.

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