Human Babies, Garden Babies, and Our Beautiful Chaos
It's been over a month since my last post, and DANG what a month it has been! We fully planted our garden May 21. It was a full 10 days after our anticipated last frost date, but we were still dipping into the high 30s at night....yikes.
We were both super nervous about planting, and would have liked to have held off another week or so, but my due date for our sweet daughter was May 28th, and I knew that if she came before the plants were in the ground we would be in real trouble...
SO, caution was THROWN to the wind and everything but the cucumbers and luffa went into the ground.
then three days later the temperatures dipped to the low 30's at night, followed by a week of 95 degree day temperatures, everything in our garden went into a small state of shock, and our daughter ended up being a week late.
To quote a wise, ridiculous, and very warm hearted individual, that left an impact on me and that left this world too soon...
"It is what it is."
And it is! I puttered and whined for quite a bit about the state of our garden, to be honest. All of our beautiful plants that I grew from wee baby seeds were all yellow and sad looking. Slightly heartbreaking, to say the least.
However, things bounced back, as they tend to in life.
Jon and I, aka The Naptime Weeders, actually just got back inside from puttering around the garden and chattering about how nice everything is finally looking. Things are actually green and vibrant now, and actually *gasp* GROWING!
I know right? Pretty rad.
Where I do wish we had been able to see into the future and see that our daughter was going to camp out for a week later than expected, I'm still happy that things at least got into the ground and nothing was left to fry to a crisp in the greenhouse. I'm still iffy about the compost that we used this year though. I feel like it may have been a bit too hot still. We checked it out before ordering it, and by that I mean we were THAT couple who drove out to the pits and went around sniffing piles of compost...
but I'm still iffy... Who knew finding really aged compost would be so tricky. I'm thinking in the future we may be ordering our compost in the fall to make sure we give extra time for everything to age. We make our own compost too, but we normally need a lot more than we can actually make at this point.
We also had a baby! YUP, a brand new squishy human joined our family on June 4th. Talk about rad. She's pretty incredible that Miss Indigo Rose. Now all of a sudden over 2 weeks have gone by since she decided to grace us with her presence! It's wild how the time goes. Our oldest daughter actually turned 3 today!! Three is crazy to me because it is the age my stepson was when I met him, and now he's 10!
Wild, wild... The time flying by just solidifies how happy I am that we are finally making moves to make our dreams happen. It reminds me of another quote that really stuck with me...
"Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” -Earl Nightingale
And boy does it pass.
Anyway, the garden is growing, our family grew and we now have tons of things to chat about. However, those things will have to wait until the next blog post so that you don't get stuck reading a very long winded novel. Until next time, here are some comparison shots from when our garden first went in, and how it looks now! Things still seem a bit behind to me, but I'm blaming the weather shock and the compost issue. Oh the lessons we have learned though!
May 21st 2021
Clearly I don't own a drone, but I do have a sweet 3rd story window!
June 22, 2021
I don't have the foggiest idea of why those pictures can't be closer together, but apparently wix (the website builder) says no.
Whatever, I just grow things, I'm not exactly tech savvy.
Until next time friends! Thanks for reading!
Jon and Kelsey