Friday, November 21, 2008

Chronicle of this week's dig

This past Tuesday, we met again at our first garden for a much needed rehaul. It was out with the old, in with the new - the new being a generous number of leafy lettuces, broccoli, chard, and herbs like cilantro, parsley, sage, dill, and rue.

We also planted a few more flowers. Here, a new GP'er makes his legacy with a butterfly weed.

Erin donated a couple of pea seeds, which we planted to climb up the fence.

Rarely seen on film, our documentarian, Katy, gets some action shots.

We were pleased that a few "friends of the Posse," who hadn't previously attended a dig, came to help out.

The garden was pretty pleased about the new compost. The plants actually sang as they were watered (I swear).

And purely for aesthetics, we added a rock border around both the flower and the vegetable beds. It makes it look a lot cleaner.

Our constant visitor during this whole process was a small cat who kept running across the street while cars were coming. "No, kitty!" we cried. The drivers would look at us like we were responsible for this not-so-wise creature. I think it's been adopted by the restaurants across the street and given the affectionate name of "Lunchmeat."

Here's a group shot of the Garden Posse after a satisfying dig.

Thanks to Erin for taking the photos, thanks always to Sam and Shoal Creek Nursery for providing the plants and soil, and thanks to everyone who showed up! A good time was had by all.

Next week, more good times (with food!) will be had at Travis' house in South Austin. Travis will be providing details soon.

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