Sunday, July 26, 2009


I went on a drive last night around 7 pm to look at a perspective gardening job. The area is in North West Colorado Springs. I was driving up the actual street I would be working on and... a bobcat walked in front of my car, stopped in the middle of the street to look at me and then went on it's way. I have lived in the Colorado Rockies all of my life and have never seen one of these in the wild! No pictures of course but I did find a nice example from the National Geographic website with some great facts about these elusive hunters.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

A Few Things

I finally have a few minutes to sit down at the computer and blog! I feel like I have so much to share. Two nights ago I made a stir fry with veggies all from the garden: two types of beets, broccoli, carrots and 5 color silver beet Chard. It's true, I took pictures. There are few things that make me as happy as eating something I picked not even an hour before.
Last night around 12:30 a crazy storm rolled through with huge wind gusts, lots of cloud to cloud lightning and heavy rain but thankfully no hail. I sat watching it out the front window for a while hoping beyond hope that I would still have my beautiful tomato plants in the morning. Just North of us they had golf ball sized hail and a Tornado sighting!!
Today I am harvesting my remaining spinach and continuing the endless weeding that apparently goes along with getting consistent rainfall. It is a beautiful cool morning and I am feeling so grateful for it after the last few days of heat.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Summer Heat and our first Beet

I wanted to check in and say hello. Work at the Garden Center is slowing down now but I am no less wiped out at the end of the day due to the heat that has finally arrived. This has also made it a struggle to keep my garden hydrated and weeded when I am home. Needless to say I have been waking up early to get some of that done. We have been enjoying amazing volumes of lettuce spinach and radishes and now the bush beans, tomatoes, zucchini, swiss chard, broccoli and beets are starting to do their thing!