Monday, June 19, 2017

Community garden

   This year I finally decided to take the plunge and request a plot in our local community garden.  Since we planted it the weather has been mostly cloudy and cool/rainy, so the plant growth hasn't been very exciting.  But just one full day of sun this week and the cilantro is up to my knees, and a whole new crop of baby cherry tomatoes is growing.  We also planted watermelons, thyme, mint, onion, strawberries, and basil.  I am pretty sure we have volunteer versions of carrots, zucchini, lettuce, and maybe a sunflower making homes in our garden plot.  I used the fresh thyme in a chicken-tortellini soup tonight, and the garden felt very worth it for even that one dish :)

Sunday, June 18, 2017

     I just went fishing with my youngest for the first time this June.  We were river fishing on the Warm Springs reservation, and it was a lovely day.  Being by the river for hours was so relaxing, and of course my kiddo was deemed "a natural" by the guide, while I managed to snag every rock and twig in the river for the first hour.  I look forward to maybe fishing again someday.  The waders made hanging out on the river's edge much more fun than it would have been in jeans!