Thursday, April 30, 2015

Getting there

Bit by bit our garden is getting there.  Our first attempts at going green (using recycled containers to plant in) were adequate, but messy looking.  After 2 years of experimenting, we have a better idea of what we want in our raised beds.  Things are starting to look a bit better.  We redid some of the beds  making things look a bit more finished and "professional."  Gwen and Steve Hendrickson have been great additions to our gardening team.  Peyton Murray is our compost man.  Thank goodness for what he's done so far as having that to add to the soil has been great. 

By now we have lettuce, onion, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussell sprouts, beets and chard planted.  Now we need rain!  It is gratifying to know that in this small way we are God's hands and feet and that some of our veggies will bring some tasty meals to many tables.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Srping's Finally here!

There is nothing quite so beautiful as spring in Adams County.  Every year I think it can't get any better and it always does.  Walking to the church this afternoon I was moved almost to tears by the beauty of our little community.  Trees pushing blossoms, daffodils and tulips dancing in the breeze, grass greening, and oh yes, the weeds are growing.

After helping prepare for tomorrow's Food Pantry I worked on one of our raised beds and planted some mystery seeds.  Well, not all were mysterious as I identified the dill, but the others could have been kale, chard or beets.  All yummy.  Hopefully in a few days we'll have a better idea.  Whatever comes up will be fine as our pantry clients like greens!

Darv Gebhart is our seed and plant man.  Sunday he brought us several flats of gorgeous continual cutting lettuce.  All those plants are planted and growing.  Tomorrow our food pantry volunteers will get to enjoy our first cutting of freshly harvested garden lettuce.  Yum!