Friday, May 7, 2010
Ethan and I just moved into a little house near White Rock Lake. We are so excited to finally have a yard, and Reagan is ecstatic. We've been sitting out here pretty much every evening since we moved in.
We've already started planting things like tomatoes and peppers and some basil to see if we can actually feed ourselves something this summer (yes, we started planting stuff before we were fully unpacked--The yard had empty flowerbeds and garden areas with no plants in them, and it looked sad).
we got 4 different kinds of tomato plants and 6 kinds of peppers, because I think we are both expecting some of it to die. If nothing does, we'll have to figure out a good recipe for home-made salsa or something! can you make your own tomato paste?
Our neighbors (who are really, really awesome serious gardeners with two greenhouses and like 4 big raised veggie beds) told us that the little tree in the middle of our yard is a peach tree! And it's already growing little peaches!
We got some fruit tree fertilizer spikes to encourage it, and I'm so excited at the prospect of being able to make peach pie or cobbler or preserves with fruit from our own tree in the fall (I'm sure my 80 hour work week won't interfere too much, right?)