Telling what it's like to work on recovering from the effects of alcoholism through Al-Anon
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
It's that time of year to show off a bit of the spring garden. The potatoes are coming up nicely.
The cucumbers are coming along. Today we planted okra. Tomatoes, peppers, squash, eggplants and beans are in the ground. The herb garden is coming along.
The flower beds are being filled with salvia, coleus, and marigolds. Other annuals will go in soon so that there will be a riot of color.
The iris have bloomed, sending out their light, sweet fragrance if you get close enough. These were the old bearded iris brought down from Virginia. It is hard to know how many years these tubers have been around.
And finally there is something growing inside this little bird house. A mother wren has been sitting on her eggs and the little ones are about to hatch. I am sure soon that there will be all kinds of babies being born around here. I never know what I'll see as I walk around the property.
That's the good thing about living in the country. There is ample land with good soil to have a big garden, enough woods and fields to provide a sanctuary for the animals, and enough room for all of us to co-exist. Pretty cool.