The terrarium that Jamie made for us isn’t dead yet. I’m doing my best to take care of it and the other plants we’re growing, even though I’m not very good at it. Some people are just good with plants instinctively–Jamie is (one day I should do a post on all of the terrariums and plants she has lining all her windowsills) and Drew is (he took horticulture classes in school and can name almost any plant, I think), but not me. I still have to ask Drew to look at our herbs to see if they need watering. I want to start a garden eventually, but I started out easy by growing a bunch of herb plants on our front porch. I like being able to walk out to the front steps to get a handful of basil or mint or rosemary for whatever we’re eating (or drinking).
A successful garden is probably pretty far off into the future, so we’ve signed up with a CSA for the summer. So far I love it. There are a ton of CSAs around here and I did a lot of online searching, and one called Moore Farms seemed like the best option since you can order on a weekly basis, rather than having to sign up for an entire year, getting a bunch of things you don’t need. I also like the fact that they have a farm market you can order from, and that we can get fresh pastured eggs each week. It’s keeping me from doing something drastic like moving out to the middle of nowhere and starting our own farm.
In the last month or so I’ve started cooking a lot more too, and it’s been fun trying to come up with meals based on what we get in the CSA box. A lot of the time we get stuff we usually used to buy from the store: lettuce and tomatoes and oranges and onions. But sometimes we get something I’ve never seen before, like kohlrabi. It’s fun to search around online for new recipes for ingredients I wouldn’t have ever picked out myself.