Garden Update

Garden Update

P1030140Spring is feeling decidedly like summer already, and with fresh plums on my counter it is tasting like it too. Plums are my absolute favorite summer fruit. There’s just something about them that tastes like sunshine and swimming and lazy days.

Today I went out to the side yard where our Santa Rosa Plum is and found TONS of plums scattered on the ground. It looked like maybe something (probably a darn squirrel) jumped through the branches and unleashed the fruit. I’m leaving for Southern California tomorrow and the hubs won’t know what to do with them, so I’ll have to figure out how to store them till I get home. Leave no fresh plum behind! Continue reading “Garden Update”


Rain, Rain Stay and Play

Make this heatwave go away!


After our epically hot Monday of 100 degrees the parched land finally got a drink of water yesterday. Unfortunately, it was only a little sip in my neck of the woods, and then the heat is supposed to ramp up for the rest of the week. Looks like I’ll be giving some supplemental water to the garden in the next few days.

Rainy day distractions

In the meantime, I kicked back indoors the way you always should on a rainy day: with a book, some tea, and homemade strawberry rhubarb crisp.

The book is only so-so, but the crisp is mmmmmmmm-delish. Next time more strawberry rhubarb and a little less crumb (I swear I’m not crazy!).

Happy Digging,


Strawberry Cupcakes & a Bun Update

May was a bit of a crazy month, though not that crazy in the garden.

My beds are getting established and starting to take over with the sungolds in the lead as the fastest growers and my cucumber close behind. Every time I make my lunch, whether it’s a sandwich, salad, or pasta, I can’t help but wish for a fresh vine ripened tomato. Soon!!!

Sungold Tomato
I’ve got my eye on you…

Why all the craziness otherwise? Continue reading “Strawberry Cupcakes & a Bun Update”