Adding plants and preparing for travels
|A lovely Silene virginica to plant|
|A native Viola|
We only have a few weeks here before we’re off for traveling. My gardening companion is in full swing, snagging various Phlox species to plant, a Silene virginica, and a native Viola, in addition to some colorful annuals to add to our porch pots for our summer folks to enjoy.
I’m trying to use up all of our “staples” — wheat berries, rye berries, dried fruits, and nuts. We’ll be away for four months in Quebec this summer, and I want to leave a clean slate in our pantry hutch for our summer residents. Ditto, in terms of freezer space, too!
So, I baked whole-grain rye sourdough bread today (started yesterday); I’m channeling the wonderful whole-grain bread we bought in Freiburg last fall. These loaves have fruits and nuts added, so a bit different, but they’re delicious. They’ll be a nice thing to have in the freezer as we count down the coming weeks.
I’ll be away in Ireland for 3 weeks in late April to mid-May; my gardening companion will be heading toward Quebec with Woody, and our Ireland HomeExchange partners will be here, followed by me for a week and then by our summer folks.
I’m grateful that we have the opportunity to do this.