There's no place I'd rather be right now than out in the garden.
With the chickens, who somehow know to eat the weeds and not my greens.
With the trees that are leafing, and beckoning barefoot boys.
With the bugs who are mating, and accidentally hitching a ride to the kitchen on my shirt.
With the arugula that is bolting, promising seed for a fall planting.
With the peas that are blooming, testing our patience by making us wait for it's fruit.
I'm wondering if I can trust that the last frost has actually occurred, because I can hardly wait to plant tomatoes, peppers, squash, cucumbers, and basil (just to name a few). My mouth is watering at the prospect of pasta with chopped tomatoes and minced jalapeno, and a generous sprinkle of salt. Mmmmm. I could eat it every day. And hopefully in a few months time, I will. Until then, I'll be filling up on arugula with lemon juice, olive oil, slices of parmesan, salt and pepper, and thinking of my arugula loving friends. You know who you are.
molly, lazy blogger and enthusiastic gardener