August 08, 2013

Coriander (Photo credit: Ruby's Feast)
T's hydroponic garden is doing great. We have celery, spinach, basil, parsley, thyme, sage, green onions, cilantro, and dill so far! We have tasted the cilantro, but we haven't sampled the others yet. The cilantro was so fragrant and yummy! It came straight off of our balcony instead of sitting for hours in a grocery store and/or truck or however else it is transported. The only hand that touched it were ours. It has been kept safe by wolf spiders and wasps instead of pesticides. It is so much fun to watch them grow and T gets so excited when a new little seedling pops up. It is fun to watch him and his enthusiasm is contagious.
 Soon I will start nannying again and I am so excited to see my boys! They are starting 2nd grade and fifth grade this year. I am also looking forward to making more money for less hours and not being on my feet as much as I am at my current job. I hurt my knee two years ago and it has never bothered me through running, mud runs, and various other activities. However, standing for 7 hours straight on concrete does make it sore. Who knew.
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Gwathelail said...

Your hydroponic garden sounds awesome! I've often lamented about the scarcity of fresh herbs in the grocery store - and the fact that you have to buy a whole bundle when, in reality, you might only need a tablespoon's worth or two. Do you find that it's very easy to keep up and keep clean?

I worked a few all-day standing-on-concrete jobs while in university. They used to bother my shins like crazy, but nothing else - not even crazy hikes or kickboxing classes - does. I think standing on concrete all day is simply unnatural and human beings should not be required to do it. Glad you get a break from it soon!

D W said...

You'll have to ask my husband about the garden-it's really his project. He has a blog here that I keep bugging him to update.

Did you ever sell cupcakes? That is what I am currently doing.

Gwathelail said...

Oh cool. I will definitely check out your husband's blog.

I never sold cupcakes...but I worked at Tim Hortons (Canada's ubiquitous donut chain) for awhile. At least there's a bit of fun and mystique associated with cupcakes! Although maybe you're sick of them by now...