some soil

This summer is turning out weird. There was a foot of rain in June; four times the average. Crops are soggy and there are warnings about late blight. Needless to say that between the deluge and jewelry production there has been very little activity in the raised garden. But there has been some and I give you a picture of progress รขโ‚ฌโ€œ soil in four beds.

I’m finding that heavy shoveling is a good balancing activity to teeny tiny beadwork.

In the last couple of days potatoes and calypso beans have started poking their heads above ground. I want to go out and pet them and do a little “I’m so happy you’re here” dance. It seems crazy-magical that I poked some dry beans and wrinkled potatoes into the dirt and now there are leaves sprouting. I can’t imagine that miracle ever gets boring.

8 Responses to “some soil”

  1. Kate Says:

    I am right with you in the soil miracle. The sight of a bean shoot sprouting its way into life fills me with foolish excitement. What lovely raised beds!

  2. Barb Says:

    Even so this represents a LOT of work! As Tom says occasionally, “Good on you!” ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Wendy Says:

    Yay for progress!!!

  4. jude Says:

    this summer is weird. i managed a garden but most everything is moldy from too much dampness. got 3″ of rain last night!

  5. Liza Says:

    I keep hearing about the odd summer in the east — here’s hoping for a long and gloriously sunny fall.

  6. Ellen Says:

    I have never seen or heard of calypso beans. I wonder what region of the world they are from etc etc. They are beautiful!!

  7. Wendy Says:

    Our calypso beans (that you sent us!) are in their full glory. The plants are lush and the beans are fully formed and, I must admit, we have been bringing some of the beans home and steaming them–even though I know they are to be dried on the vine. They are quite tasty. We will save what’s left for winter though.

  8. Anitra Brown Says:

    How about a photo of your fence?

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