Today is Mike Neir’s 31st birthday – yay! For part of the celebratoriness, I’ve harvested the first of several things from the garden. As I’ve been checking on the cucumbers, I saw ones a few inches long getting started and said, “oh hey, good job!” And then a couple of days later, I pulled back a leaf and found a foot-long monster cuke lurking there. Just in time! The carrots needed thinning, and several of the ones I pulled are large enough to get me a small batch of whiskey-glazed carrots. There are mustards to cook or for the salad, peas, a small tomato (which we instantly devoured,) and the first head of broccoli. The red carrots are so pretty – I can’t wait for the purples to come in. Also – need to plant more carrots.
While having fresh salad every day is certainly nothing to sneeze at, I’ve been really anxious to start getting some “real” veggies out of there. The tomatoes, the carrots, the beans, the broccoli and so forth. Now it’s starting! o/
I’m going to try to keep this short, because I have cooking to do, but I do want to say this: I have always known how lucky I am to have found Mike Neir, but as I claw my way out of this toxic state of mind and body, it becomes clearer and more vibrant every day. I can’t imagine a better person to spend my life with!
Happy birthday, my love.