They're tiny--and they're not terribly photogenic--but I'm excited they've come. The arugula sprouts are here. These are the first sprouts of the season, and they herald the beginning of a season of fresh greens and backporch harvests.
To be honest, these weren't the very first sprouts of the season. The first was a little radish that pushed its way out of the soil sometime yesterday morning. Sadly, the radish sprout was stolen by a small, furry thief. Thus begins my annual battle with the squirrels. My tactics involve lots of physical barriers accompanied by occasional bursts of hollering.
I think the fencing might be more effective.
Fortunately, once the little seedlings have gotten big enough that they can't be harvested in one small snack, I can take down all the ugly chicken wire and old window screens that have become my last line of defense...
My weekend plans involve making granola, baking some more bread, and working on a secret project that I'm hoping to unveil in the next week or so. If you're looking for something new to do, here are a few fun things for you:
Happy weekend to you!