Lots of other stuff is blooming as well. Columbines, Californian poppies, dandelions (cough, cough), sweet geraniums, bugleweed, Rhodies, and bleeding heart.
Today, I would love to give you a little tour of my garden to show you what's happening. Come walk with me. Let's pass the goat shed first.
Oh, and let's say hi to the ducks on the way! They come waddling and quacking as soon as they see me. It feels so nice to be loved!
Okay, here we are. This is Yours Truly, weeding the garlic, which has been overtaken by self-seeding poppies.
My little Eva loves helping me and is my shadow in the garden, volunteering her services. I give her a spading fork, and she goes to "work", usually dressed in pink or flowing accessories.
She also loves to plant seeds, although I have to supervise this activity, since I don't want our winter squash to grow all in one spot versus nicely spread out.
Next, let's check out the beautiful lettuce, cilantro and asparagus. Can you guess what's for dinner tonight?
Little carrots and beets are sticking their heads out of the soil. The now weeded garlic looks happy as well.
I discovered a whole bed of volunteer potatoes, and since they look so happy, I shall let them grow in peace instead of yanking them up. My boys love potatoes and would eat hashbrowns every single day if I let them. So: grow, taters, grow!
I also let volunteer flowers flourish, since they attract pollinators and are easy on the eyes!
I love how involved the kids are with growing our own food. They work hard helping with planting, weeding, watering and harvesting. It makes them tired and their hands dirty, and that's how we like 'em!
I will leave you with an image of my kitchen the other day, where I made the first Greek Yogurt of the season. There's nothing like homemade yogurt, and it's so much easier than you think!
PS: If you want to learn from me, I teach a self-paced, fun online course on how to make Greek Yogurt, Chevre, Gouda and Cabra Al Vino. Click here to check it out!