One of the best things about our home is the view out over the hay fields and wetlands, and today we had a special treat. A mated pair of Sandhill cranes were browsing in the meadow, feeding side by side.
We hear their distinctive trilling call and run to find them in the sky! Hear their call here.
There are so many reasons to garden. Just watching the little green shoots grow can inspire you to try more the next year.
I’m a big believer in gardening, even if it is just a few flowers and a tomato plant on the patio. My husband and I have been drawing out vegetable gardens on graph paper to plan where and how much of everything to plant since before we were married. We were big dreamers then and still are now 😉
Even if your small attempt at gardening is something you have never done or seen done, it is wonderful to see the effort of your hands turn into something that you can enjoy watching grow or enjoy together at the kitchen table.
I was talking with a neighbor lady and told her we were picking abundant raspberries (in September), and she said, “What!! You’re getting raspberries now? What kind are they?”
Do you ever name your plants? Last spring when I brought a little organic rosemary plant home, I wanted to name it Herbie, but after a while, I felt the plant was too feminine to be a ‘Herbie’, so simply Rosemary she became….