I am loving every minute of this summer season.
Even now, at the end of July, it still makes me smile from ear to ear that I can walk out onto our lawn.
And what a beautiful lawn it is! Now with the growing season in full swing, the gardens seem to magically spring forth from the lawn in just the right places. We have five garden areas total. In addition to the 50' x 50' fenced in original plot, we have a rectangle of flowers, tomatoes, and peppers, a new greenhouse with tomatoes and basil, an herb garden fringed with rocks dug up out of the other gardens, and melons, squash and potatoes planted in rows down the side of a little sloping hill near the pole barn. Beside this hill garden are the black raspberries and raspberries we planted the year before last that have really taken off. Lastly there is a row of blueberries and a row of cheerful pink peonies beside the house.
What's really amazing is how quickly the garden seems to grow.