I began planting seeds in March, when the weather finally pulled out of the balmy winter London experienced. In April, we planted in earnest in our little container garden which we christened The Octopus’ Garden. The progress is incredible!
My goals in life grow simpler and simpler as I grow older. I used to have lofty goals, and still do (giving a TED talk will be harder without a PhD, but maybe better if it’s experience-based instead). Material goals do not include a mortgage, a brand new car, or a smartphone.
I want a yellow teapot, and a spinning washing line. And a garden. I have one of those goals now.
Russ picking the giant weeds
Look how huge the tomatoes have gotten!
Ready to bloom
Onions, garlic, potatoes, and seedlings
Our ‘fire pit,’ a repurposed grill
Tomatoes will come from here
We already had our first harvest, but soon we hope to have tomatoes and zucchini, along with beans and onions.
Coleen Monroe-Knight is a Colorado native who has left a trail of new homes for herself around the world. She's set foot in 30 countries and lived on four continents in the last thirteen years.
Her nomad homes are in Colorado, Chilean Patagonia, France, Italy, Switzerland, South Korea, England, China, and Iceland. After more than two years of not traveling she finds herself on a family gap year after leaving China. Upcoming travels in England, Spain, Eastern Europe, and ????????? this year.
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