2019 Life Logs, Day 158: Weeds
Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
Weather: Mostly Sunny; High 73, Low 57 degrees
Location: At Home in the Cottage, East Falmouth, MA
I spent part of my day pulling weeds out of Heather’s garden. I have mentioned before that she is transitioning from a traditional garden to raised beds, but for this year we have both. And even though the weather has been cool and cloudy and things planted in the garden aren’t growing as they should, the weeds are prolific. Mixed in with those weeds are volunteer Matt’s Wild Cherry tomato plants that seem to return each year. Heather loves them, so I don’t want to pull up all the volunteers. Then there is the weed called Lamb’s Quarter. It is similar to spinach in taste but has about ten times the vitamins and minerals. So in my weeding, I’m trying to keep as much of that weed as possible. We’ll eat it all over the next couple of weeks, but for now, those weeds stay. So weeding is little tedious for now, but I made progress. I came home for a very late lunch and intended to do some planting in my raised beds, but that didn’t happen. I was making a batch of chicken mineral broth and got involved in other indoor activities and never made it back outside. Then it was time to return to Heather’s to kidsit for the evening. Heather and Jed were going to an event from 5 to 7 pm, so I went over to serve dinner to Ollie and Jonah. They played outside before dinner and asked if they could go back outside to play after dinner. There’s no school tomorrow, so I agreed. Tomorrow is a soccer Saturday, but the first game is late morning and I AM GOING to get things planted in my raised beds before leaving home!