Saturday, June 14, 2014

My, My, How Have They Grown!

Herbs, celery, onions, tomatoes, carrots, they are all growing and adding green to our backyard!

Checking in because if I don't June too will disappear before I know it and I do like to post a thing or two in this favorite place of mine. Just like the garden, the kids are also growing up. And so is our cat, Zeus. My 8th grader graduated from his current school and is going into high school next year which starts this August. He was given the student of the year award much to our happiness and now it is summer holidays for the kiddos. My girl will be going into 5th grade next year. This is the first year when cheta will not be in the same school with her. To pickup from two different places before 6PM when working full time means the circus of balancing life and work just got a bit more hectic. Molu is doing her first dance performance next week. I am excited. When she negotiated to quit piano and start Indian classical dance, she had promised she will not drop the ball and I am glad to see that she does a rather good job of it. Just that the paraphernalia associated with dancing and performing is not my cup-a-tea. Guess I will have to get used to it since she seems to be taking to it.

Back to the veggie garden. We get lettuce for my son's sandwich from the garden, rosemary and lemon thyme add flavor to my cooking and I can't wait for the onions and carrots to be ready for harvesting. Looks like the carrots are ready! This year's carrots are coming along nicely. Look!

Have you seen a carrot flower? Probably means it is going over the harvest time. Molu and I need to start digging them out.

How about an onion flower? Isn't that a beauty?

Maybe a bud instead?

And chilies of course. That staple of curries far and wide.

For his part, H is experimenting with a self watering system this year and it seems to be going well. Look at the tomatoes! See the little white pipe inserted into the pot? That does the job.

With all that green is it any wonder that we spend more time outside these days. That is, only when it is not blazing hot. What IS with the weather these days? Hot one day and cold another. Ciao until next time.