How did April pass by so quickly? Just checked my Goals & Accomplishments for this year and looks like I accomplished little in April! 🙁
There are several quilts that were almost finished but still lack binding. I think I can pretty easily finish 4 quilts in May . . if I just do it and stop starting new ones. Slim chance of that happening, huh?
In 2010 I’ve finished 1 pair of socks. I’ve bought enough yarn for . . well, let’s not think about numbers. Except for once, I didn’t buy any yarn in April.
My biggest accomplishment in April: Both gardens are planted!
And, for three days now, no deer or rabbits have gotten in. If all the tomatoes that we planted live and produce, I’ll never have to plant tomatoes again. I do not know what we were thinking when we kept buying tomato plants. We also planted green bell peppers, red and yellow bell peppers, red chili peppers, jalapeno peppers, sweet banana peppers, ancho peppers, cucumbers, eggplant, zucchini, green beans, carrots and beets in the bigger garden. I still have to plant okra, purple hull peas and cream peas when the ground gets warmer but actually . . the garden is full. Not sure what we’re going to do about that.
In the kitchen garden up by the house, I have cherry tomatoes, lettuce, cabbage, green onions, kohlrabi, parsley, cilantro, lots of basil, rosemary, oregano, fennel, argula. Maybe something else but that’s all I can remember.
I’ve already pinched a few basil leaves for adding to salads and sandwiches and sauces and I’ve been snipping outer leaves of the lettuce plants for sandwiches.
We added more straw to the potatoes on Thursday and either Friday’s rain mashed down all the straw or the potatoes grew an extreme amount overnight so I had to add more straw Friday evening.
Here’s how we’re keeping critters out of the potato coffins:
Except for keeping the weeds under control, I shouldn’t have much to do in the garden in May so I hope to get lots of quilting done.