so today, my chore was to incorporate the mushroom manure which had been laid on top of the turned earth. as a solo meditation with the pitchfork, i was struggling as to how to accomplish turning the soil without leaving my bootprints on the packed earth. when i was finishing the last 4 feet Andrew Riseman stopped by and offered words of wisdom: "why don't you go backwards?" duh. of course. covering my steps with fluffy forkfulls of manure definitely did the trick. sigh. the garden teaches us in mysterious ways. i love that my right leg and scapula/trapezius/ and breath have intimately learned the stories of the earth i turned.
so many beautiful perennial edibles are making their presence known: rhubarb, asparagus, blueberries, figs (and my first ladybug of the season!)
are these edible?