Friday, June 22, 2012

Goodbye Spring

Happy Solstice everyone! My season-changing festivities mostly took place last weekend, going to the Fremont Fair and Solstice Parade. The highlight of the Parade is of course the naked bike ride, where hundreds of painted cyclist kick off the parade. Luckily for them and all of us spectators it was a warm, dry day.

I'm really excited for the upcoming summer but it's been an awesome and productive spring. The last few months I've been working full-time, and also took a Master Composter training, went morel hunting near Leavenworth, started keeping bees, took an aerial arts class, helped in community gardens, went to concerts, visited friends in Portland, went to Breitenbush hot springs, and started dating a really sweet man. I ate out at some great restaurants in Seattle, like Delancy and Blind Pig Bistro. I also ate a lot of good home-cooked meals, like nettle pesto which was my kick off to spring, and more recently salmon with nectarines in one of our houses first outdoor meals of the year.

And I tried to get out into the backyard garden as much as possible. There is always so much more I want to or should do, but I suppose gardens always feel that way. The solstice harvest was kale, spinach, snap peas, and strawberries so I'm just going to be happy with that and not think about all the other things that could be growing. Luckily, there is still the whole summer to do work in the garden!


Ally said...

Happy summer to you! I feel sooo out of the loop with you! I want to catch up soon and hear about all your fun things going on.
I just got back from our farmer's market with a bunch more starts so I'm going to blog about my garden soon (which I'm just learning about!) So cool you did the Master Composter class. I've been reading a lot online trying to learn how to manage a composter. There is one at my new house but I don't really know how to care for it correctly yet. So far I'm just throwing in the uncooked organic kitchen waste and a few weeds and stuff, but I think I need to add water or something or I don't really know yet.
Ok, gotta run. Talk to you soon though?!!!

AmberAnda said...

Hey ally! I know, I would love to catch up too! That's so awesome you've been gardening and using a composer. I could try to answer any questions next time I talk to you! Miss you and hope you and your fam are doing great.