Oh the flowers they had. All the colors, the shapes, the shades… so beautiful!
When we were in England this summer, we went to see friends we had met in India. We’ve never been at their house before (they came to see us last year) and the whole time we were there (two weeks) we would find something new, new plants, new flowers, a new corner, something beautiful every single time.
Lucas of course, fell in love with their chickens. Oh what a treat it was to get up in the morning for them to go open the coop and see if there were any eggs to bring in. This guy had a really hard time saying goodbye to them.
It always is. But we enjoyed the days while we were there. Here’s a little tour now, of their vegetable garden.
Come on in with us.
Right inside this gate, on the left, they have a little pond. Siena took the job to clean it up.
They said that they hadn’t heard frogs in a long while, but after Siena’s cleaning for few days, by the time we left, we heard them!
I hope they are hanging around for them.
When Mac picked us up at the airport we talked about his garden, since we knew he’s a great gardener. Siena asked him if he had a greenhouse, because we had just out ours away, before leaving. Mac answered “No, I only have a poly-tunnel”. And that was it on that. I think we all wondered what that was, but we all thought (as we found out later) it was something like this. But when we arrived at their house and we go see Mac’s garden… we found out.
It was a much larger “tunnel” than we thought, and also much bigger than our greenhouse. We laughed. And enjoyed his tour of his garden.
Oh these purple peas they have… so good! I’d love to find them here now.
What a garden. So full and beautiful. Gorgeous really.
Their apples were a little more ahead than ours at the time.
Oh my… sarsaparrilla (in Spanish). Red currants…. so, so good! We’ve only had them a couple of times here in Portland, when some friends have shared theirs. I think it was only two years ago that we had some from them.
Before that, I hadn’t had them since I was a kid. Growing up I had a friend that lived just two houses down, in a huge house, and they had a very large garden. They had (what it seemed) like rows and rows of red currants. We would all go to her house and graze for hours. This is how it felt at Mac and Ros’s house this summer. We would just go out to their garden and have a handful of these delicious fruits. Siena and Lucas loved them too. There’s something so delicious about picking your own food. Isn’t it?
I think we should plant some at home now. I’m going to talk to the gardeners and will let you know what they think.
The rest of the garden, so beautiful. Everything growing strong and big, and the food we were lucky to have, so good. Radishes almost every day, with salt and also with butter. We had asparagus too. And beets. So beautiful! You are amazing Mac.
What a treat it seas to spend those two weeks with them at their house and be able to live with them, and help some. It was so very special.
We have new plans for our garden next year. Mac, do you want to come back next spring and help us plant again?