After a little over a week we are all moved in and unpacked! There are still decorations to hang, curtains to sew, and countless other things to do to make the new house feel like home. But at least the giant stack of boxes in the garage is gone.
We added two new plants to the household. For some reason I can grow a garden, flowers, shrubs, trees.. as long as they are outside. For some reason, when I bring a plant in the house it seems to have a death sentence. I think they die from too much love. It seems that both J and I water the plants until they are drowning and give up living. To attempt to remedy this problem, the plant on the left is J’s and the one on the right is mine. However, this is feeling like too much pressure. What if my plant dies?
Anyway, on to this week’s harvests: the big day of the season has arrived, the first tomato harvest! The first tomatoes, which were from the new garden, were two yellow pears.
Later on in the week I also harvested the first paste tomatoes.
I also plucked some little bell peppers because I was cooking chili and need them.
From the old garden I harvested some giant Swiss chard leaves, which went into an omelet.
I also pulled some carrots. They weren’t the most photogenic carrots (they declined to have their photo taken), but they tasted fine. Not as sweet as fall carrots, but still good. I also harvested the first cucumbers. One was a big one!
Finally, the blackberry foraging has continued. We had enough blackberries on our new property to make a blackberry pie to celebrate one week at the new place!