The past few days have been busy at L’Ecuyer Gardens. Keeping up is proving difficult. This week the girls have kept me running with t-ball games and swimming lessons and I have kept busy planting, picking and WEEDING. We have had several decent rains lately and with the rains have come the weeds!!!! I did manage to find enough time to get a VERY long overdue haircut.
This Sunday you will find me at the Old Cheney Road Farmers Market from 10:00am to 2:00pm and my car will be very full!!! I have some beautiful slicing tomatoes, lots and lots of cherry tomatoes of every color, chili peppers, potatoes and blackberries. Tonight I also picked my first pick of green beans and they are beautiful. Also in tow zucchini, yellow squash, Swiss chard, collard greens, onions, cabbage, and kale. I will also have Tabouli kits, hard red winter wheat berries and wheat bouquets. I will also have eggs. This week will likely be the last week I will bring bedding plants and I still have several lovely sweet potato vines in all three colors.
When you stop by you will have to ask me about my laundry soap box. The box is filled with a very pretty moss that for me holds a lot of history. I do not know its name but it traces back within my family to my great grandpa’s farm nestled in the Ozark Mountains not too far from Caboul Missouri. When my great grandparents moved to town they took a little with them and planted it at their home in town. My grandma has that vine in her flower beds and my mother has it in hers. I now have it at my farm. For me the vine is so much more than effective way to carpet an area within a garden. It is also a way for me to think of people whom I love but are too far way to hug. It also serves as a gentle reminder that while I do now call the Kansas prairie home at my core I am still a Missouri Hillbilly. My great grandma was the type of person who always gave you a small gift of some sort when you left her home. T is very hardy and easy to transplant. For me this is one way of keeping that tradition alive. If you would like a cutting just ask.I hope you will come by and see me tomorrow. I have some very nice produce. If you cannot make remember you can also request a midweek delivery by going to http://lecuyergardens.locallygrown.net/ to place yours. The store closes at 5:00 p.m. today and I will begin my deliveries first thing in the morning.v