Carl’s small amount of free time this spring and summer has gone into planting and maintaining a garden. Lots of things have been grown from seeds, and now we’re at the fun part of seeing recognizable things appear. These were taken a few weeks ago, but we both enjoy coming home each day (ok, for Carl it’s night and he’s out there with his headlamp) and seeing the new growth and changes. Anything that we’d want to take with us if we move is in a big pot, and everything else is in our crazy chicken wire of a garden plot. Hopefully we’ll get some blueberries that the birds don’t steal from us, we’ll water enough for the watermelons to grow nice and big, and catch the tomatoes and squash that are taking over the space at just the right time. We picked some basil for veggie soup over the weekend for our first taste.