We are in the thick of summer so there is no time for day dreaming; we have chores to do! Keith identified a great space for a vegetable garden and before I knew it he had marked off a 50' x 40' space (perfectly lined up with the corner of the house, of course!) He built raised beds and a rustic, yet artistic fence that he created using found pallets that he disassembled, painted with steel wool - soaked vinegar and tea to turn each piece a different patina, then reassembled the panels and added them to the base of the fence. We are harvesting beets, carrots, parsnips, sweet peas, pole & bush beans, melons, lettuces, squash, peppers, fava beans, herbs and eleven different heirloom tomatoes. Corporate finance by day, green thumbed super hero by weekend.
We are very ambitious people (Keith with his huge garden and me trying to turn this beloved space into an event venue) with no extra cash to hire help so we are busy all day long, every day just trying to keep up with the rapidly growing grass and even more prolific weeds. We eat dinner at 9:30 or 10:00, clean up, fall into bed and do it all again the next day. We are blissfully exhausted!