I’ve been really looking forward to doing days of thanks again this November. I was telling Jean how I’ve been impatient to start again and she said, “Why don’t you start today?” So, I’ll do that by saying how thankful I am that we can play the thankful game again.
I’m following the same rules I had last year for myself:
- no writing posts days ahead of time…I have to come up with it the day of
- no make-up posts…if I miss a day, that’s just too bad
- no duplicating (writing about the same thing twice in November) and I’ll try not to make subtle distinctions
- no writing about things I don’t feel thankful for, even if I know I should be
Those rules make it a little more challenging, but I think it made me be a little more thoughtful and thankful by the end of the month.
On to the garden. Something has been eating my kale. Urgh. It’s not like I don’t have enough to share, but I’d rather share with people than whatever’s eating it. If you have any ideas, I’m curious. I suppose I’m just glad that whatever is eating my kale is eating the big leaves and not the little ones (I think the little ones taste better).
As you may be able to see in this picture, the first bed has more growth than the others (as far as cover crops…you may also notice that the food crops in the middle haven’t really done much…we might’ve put a little too much mulch on top). That’s because we planted the rye/vetch mix in the first bed over a week before the other beds. Also, the far bed has only vetch because we ran out of rye seed. I’m a fantastic garden planner….
I suppose that’s why you practice on a small space first….
Want some closer images of the rye and vetch? Here you go…rye and vetch mix (I am having a hard time finding the vetch…but not the weeds!):
You’ll have to also forgive the fact that I’m apparently not very good at even seeding. And just the vetch (I did a closeup on this one because, as you saw in the first picture, they’re still pretty small):