So far the plants are holding their own.
Hints of future salads have already begun to appear.
As I poked around I remembered Bryon’s warning about “critters”. Earlier in the morning he killed a young rattlesnake sunning itself between the boxes. Luckily, today’s visitor was much less scary.
“Come out and see what’s up in the garden,” Bryon said. I had taken the day off and already shredded my to-do list.
The morning’s fog had burned off and taken the early chill with it.
We had a bumper crop of potatoes last summer. Things are off to a promising start.
We like bok choy in stir fry, so these sprouts are a welcome sight.
However, we weren’t the only ones who noticed that things had begun to sprout. This intruder was quickly squashed.
Buster, who is normally camera-shy, is preoccupied with a lizard. Usually the lizard wins, but not today.
Bryon shows me some early speckled lettuce. Easy to miss.
The white seedling on the left is blue popcorn. The white seedlings don’t reach maturity, but Bryon isn’t sure why.
Some dinosaur kale, waiting to be harvested. We enjoy it in soups and stews.
The birds like to line their nests with Buster’s fur. While I took this picture Bryon and I could hear the mother nearby. She couldn’t wait for us to leave!