Whoa, I've left so many loose ends dangling on this blog that if it were knitting it would be a 1970's poncho.
1. Water. You may remember that someone stole my vasca water. I guessed that it would take two weeks to refill. Remember? Well, I was wrong, and I was right. It actually only took 4 days to refill. Cool! But then, 3 days later, same person emptied the it again. Darn.
2. Orto. Double darn about the empty vasca given that my orto now looks like this.
Yep -- zucchini, basil, cucumbers, eggplants, chili peppers, leeks, onions, beans, lettuce and chard! Obviously, I'm going to have to get a little more vocal with the neighbor who is hogging the water.
Is anyone wondering how I went from an orto like this...
Yeah, that's because a week ago I went up to the orto to do a little cleaning and to build my tomato trellace when I promptly had a total melt down. I just sat down in the dirt paralyzed and tramatized at the amount of land that I own and have totally been neglecting. After I watered the tomatoes with my tears, I pulled myself together, "Lynn, you are a strong, capable, young woman who has done many things more difficult in life than managing a little bit of land. AND, that land isn't going to clean itself so, stop crying, grab your tools and get to work!" And that's exactly what I did.
Yep, I did what all strong, capable (and intelligent) woman do...I hired someone who actually knows what they are doing.