I'm asked often how the garden gets tended during the summer when we are out sailing. First, I mulch. Everything. Hay in the vegetable garden and composted bark mulch in the herb and perennial beds. Second, I hire someone 4 to 6 hours per week to tend what I can't get to on the weekends.
I can't tell you how excited I am that Rebecca Jacobs of Gabriella's Gardens has agreed to care for our soil, chickens, vegetables and flowers this summer. She started today and already, I can tell our garden is in excellent hands.
For starters, she showed up when she said she would, on time. She didn't pull any seedlings out thinking they were weeds; wasn't smoking illegal substances; doesn't have mono or a boyfriend whom she's moving in with, engaged to, but not really all that excited about; doesn't need to be paid at the end of her shift to make her rent that was due last week ….. I guess the past few summers have been a little rough.
Rebecca raises the bar considerably. The garden eagerly awaits her knowledge and enthusiasm and honestly, so do I.
Thankful for the blessing of concientious hands in the garden
© 2009 Anne Mahle