Regular readers know that My wife and I love to garden and a about two years ago we decided to take some of our energy and direct it into urban farming for ourselves.
In the past year I’ve taken to referring to our garden as Front Yard Farms and we’ve been growing a good deal of the vegetables and herbs we consume since then. To the right is a current picture. Our winter garden is now officially done (with the exception of carrots which we’re still harvesting and enjoying) And for the past few weeks we’ve been eating lettuces, radishes and now cauliflower. Last night we started off with a nice fresh salad that we grew and then enjoyed some Stir Fried Shrimp with Cauliflower, Carrots and Celery in a Sweet Chili and Ginger Glaze with the carrots and cauliflower being picked an hour before hand. We’ve got tomatoes on the vine, and green beans, two types of summer squash, various peppers, cucumbers, and herbs all coming on nicely. We’re still loaded with fresh lettuces, carrots and radishes as well and making room now for okra. We’re also planning on starting another batch of tomatoes and squash in a couple of weeks so we’re not overwhelmed all at once. All of its organic and truly there’s nothing quite like the taste of freshly picked vegetables. We plant basically three times a year so we’ve got fresh produce year round and our goal is to produce 60% of all the produce we consume ourselves. The weather here in North Carolina is ideally suited for year round growing.
I continue to be insanely busy and if you’re reading this and have a real estate license, I’m looking for a full-time assistant as I can’t keep up on my own.
Getting ready to head out shortly, I’m going to pick up tickets to treat my clients to a night out at the Durham Bulls next week, then to preview a home for an out-of-state buyer client and then to go vote in todays primary election, before heading into my office briefly, then it’s back out again to meet with two different sets of buyers.