Literally oh my! I can’t believe it’s almost mid-May, making it nearly a month since I’ve written last. I figured I should write a quick update from the Hoosier Half-Acre Homestead and get you caught up on all the happenings around here.
Little E, my now toddling daughter, has quickly picked up the pace when it comes to moving around the house. Her speed crawling has gotten out of control this past two weeks so we’ve been furiously baby proofing the homestead house and trying to keep the little one occupied. She’s coming up on 11 months old and we just can’t believe she will be a year old soon. Little E loves the garden and has spent many mornings outside with T and I planting away.
While gardening, Little E has discovered earth worms (also tried to eat them too) and the taste of fresh-picked lettuce. Strangely, she loves munching on the salad greens and everything else that’s plucked fresh from our garden beds. We both think it’s great that she has so much fun with us out in the veggie garden.
Speaking of the veggie garden, things are going great guns out there. We’ve had storm after storm of rain over the past three weeks so things are growing like weeds out there. All of the greens and salad veggies have been harvest ready about once a week, if not more these days. Our summer veggies are now in the garden. A couple weekends ago the Southwestern Indiana Master Gardeners Association held their yearly fundraiser plant sale and we picked up a lot of great heirloom tomatoes. I’ll save that for another post!
We also took a Saturday to go out and enjoy WNIN’s Urban Seeds Garden Party. It was an awesome event here in Evansville, Indiana with dozens of like-minded people hanging out and enjoying each other’s company. There were several food booths offering up natural or locally grown foods and now I think we’re even convinced to join an organic meat CSA. That’s another post too, just a preview of what’s to come in the next few days.
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