Friday, 20 May 2011

planting wheat

with the sprinklers tinkling in the background this morning, Erik, Natasha, Leanna, and I stepped in a wide swath of Red Fife wheat along the western border of the garden.  as our careful baby steps over the seeds gently met grain with earth, a silence settled over us, and Erik wondered what the outsider's observation of four adults silently shuffling across the soil might be...

radishes are ready to harvest.  strawberries are bearing the beginnings of fruit, and our peas have finally sprouted.  apple tree infants are in full bloom.  spinach and fava beans are sporting tender leaves for nibbling.  i discovered a moth pupa today that wriggled in my fingers.  at nearly 20 degrees today, the promise of early summer is within reach.

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