A late frost on the evening of March 21st set us back a little bit in the gardening department. The frost wiped out the green bean and tomato plants. I have replanted new bean seeds, but it may be too late for the tomatoes which don’t like the really hot summer sun. I do have one thriving tomato plant which is still inside, so I may container garden that one plant and see how it does.
A little while back we started work on planting a three sisters garden. The three sisters crops is a strategy that the Native Americans used which suggests planting corn, pole beans and squash together to form the perfect symbiotic relationship. The corn acts as a trellis for the beans, the beans add nitrogen to the soil, and the squash acts as a living mulch as it crawls around the ground. We planted the corn first which is now about 4 inches tall, so we planted the beans on Monday surrounding the corn. Here’s what it looks like right now:
Matt, Joe and I watched a YouTube video on how to make chain-mail and are now professional chain-mail makers. We are working on producing chain mail jewelry and other chain-mail accessories to sell. See?
Easter Sunday was a rainy day but it wasn’t a total washout. We did get enough sun at around 3 or 4 to head outside and enjoy it. We had mimosas and did treasure hunts midday and then we headed out to the barn to play Matt’s new corn-hole game his parents got him for his birthday. It’s nice that the barn is big enough to play games in so we can still be outside-ish on rainy days.
Then we had pork, coleslaw, potatoes and bread that I tried to bake in the shape of a bunny for Easter Dinner.
Good effort, right? Not a swing and a miss, but not a home-run. More like a foul ball. Then we ate several pounds of cadbury mini eggs and called it a night.
Also, Stella grew tusks.
Then she ate her tusks. Gross.