We had a slow start at our community garden , but it is finally starting to come around.
Our Zucchini is ginormous and has four zucs growing on it currently. We pulled several small ones and then one the size of a football!
The sunflowers are growing so tall and working on their flowers. Yippee!
Lastly, the carrots have shoulders and we have pulled a carrot or two see their progress. WE ate our first home grown carrot and it was Delicious!
Also, we have pulled a set of carrots that are in love. They were too close together and braided themselves. Jesse was afraid that this might happen. Braided carrots may be seen as a mistake in the gardening world, but it makes me giggle every time I see them (Bonus picture next time I post). So cute!
Lessons we learned so far:
1. Do not sow the seeds too deep. Dig a very small indent in dirt, place seed and lightly cover over with dirt.
2. Start the seeds indoors if you can. In little peat pots and cover them so they stay warm and moist.
3. Have patience because they will grow it may just take a little time!
Next garden post will be of some yummies. We have pulled our first official harvest of swiss chard, carrots and zucchinis.
On most days, I feel like these lovely woman from Picasso's painting "Two Women Running on the Beach" and think I could never be a runner. I feel overweight, and tired. These ladies do look happy though, don't they?
Over the next eight weeks, I am going to do a program I found in Runner's World Magazine online. It is a program that turns a walker into a runner. It alternates walking and running over the span of 30 minutes for four days per week, walking for two days, and rest for one.
I have always wanted to run but let myself believe that I just was not built for it. Lately I have noticed (via Facebook) that a lot of my friends run. I know it will be a lot of hard work and determination, but I think I am finally ready to join them! Fellow runners, please share your pearls of wisdom with this noob! I need all the help that I can get and it is very much appreciated.
Hopefully, in the next eight weeks, I can post that I can continuously run two miles. That is my first goal. Wish me luck!
My new shoes and pink watch!
Went on my first run tonight. It was tough, but I stuck to the program and did great!