It rained quite a bit this February. Enough to make my garden a bit jungle-like. The morning glory is doing beautifully.
Some of my vegetables and herbs survived the hot summer months. I have plenty of spinach and kale to see me into late Autumn. On Saturday I was able to pick enough basil to make a huge bottle of pesto. I'm freezing some of it and the rest will go into almost every meal I make this month.
Moringa seeds germinated very quickly. I can now see the tiny shoots coming out. It's exciting.
My chickens are producing enough eggs for a daily supply for four people. My family are still unsure if they want to eat the eggs, as we have a rooster and the eggs are fertilized and would result in a chick if not picked. The thing is, when I make omelets and quiche and other eggs dishes, they can't tell the difference with store-bought eggs. So I just don't talk about using them, though I don't hide it (they know why I have chickens).
The garden has lots of floral corners and conversation areas dotten around her large yard
One of my cousins has a beautiful ornamental garden. We visited her for a family luncheon this month. The lady is much older - hard to tell, but late 60s to 70s maybe, and she takes care of the garden herself. I have a lot to learn from her garden design and plant choices, especially as she largely chooses hardy, ever-green plants that survive the winter cold and summer heat waves.
We're preparing the soil for a new seed planting for the season.
During the day I let the chickens out to roam in the space, allowing
them to forage there. Daily I can see the progress as their scratching
softens the soil.