Our Summer Garden!

Happy Monday!  And a belated Happy Mother’s Day to all the mamas and nurturers out there – hope it was an amazing day!  We have been LIVING outside the last few weeks.  After the worst winter in Seattle’s history, we were all juuuust about ready to lose our minds right when the sun decided to (mostly) start shining again.

The kids run outside the minute they get home from school, and usually don’t come in until dinnertime.  I have such great memories of being in my backyard as a kid growing up.  My mom had the same philosophy – if the sun is shining, go outside – and I like to think it’s something I’m passing forward.  Now many years later as an adult, I cannot stand to be indoors on a nice day.  One of the things I actually love about living in Seattle is that it’s not usually quite warm enough to need air conditioning, and there are no scary or pesty bugs, which means we can leave our doors and windows open through the summer and have fresh air all day long.  The best!

Last weekend we made our annual trek to the Tilth Seattle Edible Plant sale, to get starts for our summer garden!  A million thanks to my friend Lacey for joining us, as we attempted to wheel a wagon of plants and contain two wild dragon children in a sea of people.  We made it out alive and got our haul to take home!  (Btw, this wagon from Coscto is one of my favorite kid purchases to date – we use it for everything!)

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