Wednesday, March 9, 2011

New Adventures

So I've discovered that I'm not a very good blogger! Not so surprised!  I started this blog planning to post a tutorial on how I make the Cappuccino Fudge Cheesecake, and while I do have photos of every step along the way still on my camera, you'll notice that there are no instructions here.  Yet. 

In January we moved from our most wonderful neighborhood ever to another house 3 miles away.  It was a very emotional experience but I am determined to make the best of it and now find myself with many gardening opportunities and a future with livestock.  Poor Tom, probably regrets  the day he found this house.  The draw for him was more land (more yardwork!) and a workshop in the old barn (yay, he gets to repair fences that are 40 years old and build chicken coops and goat pens).  Luckily, he's a great sport. 

I fully intend to get that cheesecake tutorial up here as promised but in the meantime this blog is going to take a detour from cooking and knitting projects to becoming a journal of sorts as I figure out this gardening thing.  The new yard has raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries.  Some kitchen herbs, but as Spring isn't really here yet, I'm not sure what all is out there.  I recognize sage, lemon balm, oregano, thyme and lavendar.  Last week I planted 2 dwarf apple trees- one honeycrisp and another espaliered tree with 6 varieties.  I have aspargus crowns ready to go in and rhubarb coming from a friend who is dividing hers soon.

Seed catalogs have taken over the family room; I need to make final decisions, or make another trip up to Molbaks (which is almost as exciting as a yarn shop!)  I love the stories behind heirloom seeds and want to focus on rare varieties.  So much to learn.  I have no idea what was planted previously in most of the beds but plan to make it a year round garden.  Looking forward to root veggies and kale next winter. 

Here is a picture of what the garden looked like just a couple weeks ago:

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