Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Don't blink or you'll miss it!

I was on the phone with L from Sleeping Cougar Acres yesterday morning. She was telling me that things had changed since I had been there on Thursday. I didn't think there could be much of a change, so I decided to stop by and have a peek. She wasn't kidding. I couldn't believe the difference 4 days had made.

A baby butternut squash had sprouted.

A cucumber had appeared where there was no cucumber before.

A row of pea plants had sprouted where there was but one pea plant on Thursday.
Bean plants had started to appear. There was nothing but soil here last week.

A row of corn had popped up to join the single plant from Thursday.

After cruising the veggie patches we walked through the vineyard. There were exciting changes there too. Plants that were grape-free on Thursday sported wee bunches of grapes, and grape leaves that were just beginning to unfurl last week had almost doubled in size.

I think it's safe to say we all are familiar with the development of plants. Even if we don't garden ourselves we all learned about it in school, but I have to tell you, it's so much more satisfying to witness this process in person. I'm fortunate that L lets me play a small role in life on her farm.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Go Green!

A number of you were interested in the 3-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse I took part in back in April. For those of you who are feeling adventurous, Meghan over at Making Love in the Kitchen is hosting another cleanse starting June 7. I encourage you to go and check it out. I won't be taking part this time, as I will be doing some traveling. Somehow I don't think my blender would make it past airport security.

If you're undecided about leaping into cleansing, I've written a summary of my experiences. I hope it helps you in your choice. Let me know what you decide. I may be away from home during the June cleanse, but I'll certainly be checking in here and at Meghan's site for anyone needing moral support!

Go Green!