Green Beans


May 20, 2011 , In: Chickens, The Garden , With: No Comments

Green BeansIt’s that time of year in the garden. The squealing you hear is me as I find the first, honest-to-goodness green beans hiding under the parasol leaves of the Blue Lake bushes. Anyone can grow zucchini, the tomatoes are blatantly displaying their first blossoms with swollen tomatoes-to-be at the base, but the green beans are my favorite. It’s when they appear that I know this year’s garden is a success.

I’m trying pumpkins for the first time. The little peat pots in the greenhouse nursery are sitting in my studio window. I’m waiting for the first sign of green. This new adventure will take place in our front yard with the vines taking over the dry creek bed. Wish us luck.

Now for the chickens…

The hens are laying every day now. Two brown eggs appear in the nesting box by noon. These are city gals – no early morning laying for them! We have a meeting scheduled for today, the hens and I. Yesterday they laid waste to many Heuchera (Coral Bell) plants and my one Alstroemeria that was in full bloom. I have nurtured that baby along – protected it from the snails – and in one short afternoon, it was hen salad! Time to set boundaries!

It’s that time in the garden with the promise of great things to come and new challenges. Just like life!


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