Until I have enough time to actually garden.
Until I have enough time to keep the swirls of postpartum hair from getting from the floor to my child's mouth.
Until I have enough time to properly care for the soil.
Until I have enough time to take a picture of anything more than a baby in a Jumperoo.
Until I have enough time to vary my diet from handfuls of raw pecans and chocolate chips on the way to put the diapers in the washer fill my water bottle put the mail by the door go pee grab the baby vitamins put on deodorant and oh! put on pants.
Friday, June 10, 2011
The new little gardener arrived March 1st. I assumed I would be ready to get lots of gardening done by the beginning of May. Ha! Turns out new motherhood is a bit more complicated, painful, and time-consuming than I was aware. And the little sugar pea is much more interested in:
and toys she can chew on.
I've managed to plant a couple of squash plants, zucchini seeds, cucumber seeds. Carrots, beans, garlic, lettuce, basil, and cilantro are growing in ragged rows of not-weeded-well-enough soil. I have not managed to take any pictures of the garden. There is a flat of veggie plants waiting for some weed free soil.
I have no idea what kind of gardening we'll accomplish this year. I have plans to rely on local farmers for our food this time around, even though it makes me a little bit sad and disappointed. On the other hand, I'm looking forward to the relationships you form when know your farmer or grower. I'm very appreciative of our local growers right now!
Wouldn't it be great to grow and make your own baby food? Yeah! It would! But that's just not going to happen on any large scale here. I don't know how the timing could have been any better, but between pregnancy and childbirth and infant care, my body has been broken for a loooong time. Never mind how difficult it is to find any time to do anything that isn't immediately necessary.
But we're trying! Anything we get from the garden this year is considered BONUS! It's the Bonus Garden Project!