I know all my posts are outdoors these days but that is where my energy is spent most days this time of year.
Yesterday Q and I headed to the garden to harvest some veggies for dinner. You can see her there pulling carrots.
We pulled lovely beets.
And multi colored carrots.
Oh they are so beautiful. All washed up.
Their lovely greens are edible and so good for you. I cut those and gave some to the chickens along with the carrot tops and saved the rest for tonight's dinner. Sauted in olive oil, they are so delicious.
Beets, potatoes, and carrots tossed in olive oil ready for roasting. A family fave. Roast until tender at about 375 degrees.
Okay, here is the mom in me. I am telling you to, "grow vegetables!!". There really is nothing like the therapy of working in your yard. You are working the soil in the outdoors, getting exercise. Watching it grow brings happy thoughts, pleasant things to look at and then the harvesting is a gift you give yourself and family. I will forever have short nails, battered hands and beautiful things growing around me. It is something I have to have for myself, for my own mental happiness. It literally keeps me grounded.