May 1, 2015
That's the PLAN, anyway…
First, a refresher of what the plot looks like:
The big reveal of "the Plan"…
…and the expected outcome
My new garden adventure might just end here.
No, I'm too stubborn, I will adapt and overcome and outwit.
My underground plot dweller says:
This week just brought more work and prepping in the garden. Many of you know that I have always grown all my seedlings under lights and heat mats and all that good stuff, but I actually had to buy my tomatoes and peppers this year, the horror! I wasn't sure if we would get a plot back in late winter so I wasn't about to go crazy messing up the house with all that stuff, but next year I surely will :)
For those that have never seen mail order seedlings, here you go. I ordered a few heirloom peppers and tomatoes from Burpee, they arrived in beautiful condition and are hardening off in the backyard right now. The rest of my tomatoes and peppers were purchased locally from a small business.
Hubby has been working hard to build whatever my heart desires, as long as its bamboo and he gets to use his new machete and his Japanese saw.
My new bamboo gate… it even has rope hinges!
This is the bamboo thicket that is next to the community garden, as much as we want and it's free.
He has really streamlined the process of hauling it out.
Just one of the interesting things found in the garden… a sign of the trouble we are going to have this summer!
Meanwhile, indoors at the military homestead, I am starting a new "starter". My last sourdough starter that I had for several years did not PCS with us. PCS is a common military acronym that stands for Permanent Change of Station, aka moving. As in, "the last PCS all my stuff got broken"… that's the most common usage you will hear, followed by "PCS'ing soon, they won't tell us where…" LOL
So anyway, having to make a new starter capturing all new Maryland wild yeast. Interested to see what the new yeast strain bread will taste like, maybe crab? Or high taxes?
Starter Day 1
Day 4 and the first feeding. Things are moving a little slow due to our lower temperatures this week, but we definitely have action. It will be chilling under a tea towel this week and be fed daily.
I will leave you with a photo I took yesterday of one of our local U.S. Post Offices. It's open like 2 hours a day, and check out the chickens behind it. I love this place!
Postal Chickens, nice.