No it is not big, but has been great for salads so far…

100_9032

I have Boza well trained to attack if anyone bothers my little garden. He got in trouble one time for running through the garden and from then on, he is a ferocious guardian of our food supply. Onions, beets and carrots; Oh My!

We have a bunch of birds who have taken it upon themselves to clean the garden of nasty bugs. I talked about the bird families in the past. They do a great job of earning their keep and Boza keeps them in line doing their work efficiently and productively. I have a tiny ant issue, but we can’t have everything perfect and ants will keep the aphids under control…

Next year I will double the size of the garden and double the products growing. I am experimenting and only planted, three items, though I am thinking about getting some garlic and planting it. The onions are doing so well and I just love fresh garlic. Guess next time I go to town, I will check to see if there is any garlic to still find, to plant. Besides, garlic is great to keep strangers away…

Next year I have in mind carrots, beets, lettuce, onions, garlic and tomatoes…

There are only three of us in the village that weed our gardens, all the other gardens look like weed beds and that is strange to me. But no one shows up to care for them and yet with the rain we have had, all the gardens are plush and overgrown with both veggies and weeds…

I get a two hands clasped and held up as approval gesture. That is the common greeting wave in the village. My buddy from higher up the hill in the village, Vova, was excited that I had put in a garden and was looking at it yesterday…

He gave his approval, but said, “небольшой,” too tiny…

He felt sorry for me and brought me a sack of potatoes, carrots, onions and a small frozen fish to cook a soup with. Therefore it is soup time today…

I have sixteen carrots growing so far and I suspect that my seed was old and weak, but I am happy to get what came up. The beet greens have supplied many salads, with onion greens and they have been a great supplement for my diet. Next year I will blend cow manure into the garden and it will be even better…

Okay, I am finding myself thinking about all the yard work I have to do and Boza is starting to give those sighs of boredom, wanting to walk and get outside to play noises. I am going to walk the dog, cut the grass, finish the mudroom roof and when the avto market comes up the hill, I will buy two loaves of bread. It is so good…

Have a nice day…

Post by Kyle Keeton
Windows to Russia…


kKEETON @ Windows to Russia…

Permission to reprint in whole or in part is gladly granted, provided full credit is given...

Take me to the homepage of Windows to Russia...

Comments are closed.