The Day She Planted the Sweet Potatoes
Parts Three, Four, Five, Six, & Seven
To make a long story short, after several trips to Lowe’s I realized that I wasn’t going to be able to give each sweet potato it’s very own raised circular bed, although 12 of them did get their own private circular beds. Also, it was starting to look like rain. Also, I realized that if I picked the Napa cabbage (which I needed to pick anyway, & start a batch of spring Kimchi), I could plant 4 plants there. And I was gonna be harvesting Garlic soon, so I could plant 4 plants in each of 2 of the garlic beds (a little companion planting, right?).
Here’s what happened next. I opened the little box, which had 6 cute little bundles of sweet potato slips. There were suppose to be 4 of each type. In reality, there were 10 – 12 of each!! OMG! I don’t have anywhere else to plant them, so I clustered a few together in each prepared place. Just as I started planting them it started raining like crazy, of course!
When it stopped raining, I went outside & planted the rest of them. I was finally done at 9pm, & I think maybe that was the filthiest I’ve ever been, LOL.
My reward for this very long day was a hot shower, followed by this cup of tea.
That’s all I got.

Veronica

I hope you end up with an amazing harvest after all of that work!

TheTeaFairy

Now what, Napa cabbage? Is there something you actually don’t have in that magical garden of yours?
I love Napa so much, I stir fry it at least once a week…I also like to “mandolin” it in salads, so yummy crunchy!

Terri HarpLady

Veronica: me too! It’s always more fun when that happens! Plus, I’m really excited to taste all those different varieties!
My dear Fairy: I’m not growing okra. I have grown it before, but not lately. I’m also not growing corn, it’s too much of a prima Donna, & I can’t eat it anyway, LOL. It dawned on me today that I haven’t planted green beans yet this year. I’m not growing eggplant either. Or potatoes. I need to take a photo series & start sharing them on my Terri’s Airy Fairie World blog. It’s been months since I posted there.

TheTeaFairy

Will have to check that blog of yours :-)
(Loving the name!)

TheTeaFairy

Do you have a link? Didn’t see it in your profile…

Terri HarpLady

Terrilangerak.wordpress.com

TheTeaFairy

Lol, you cave me only an email address ;-) I want to SEE it!!!

TheTeaFairy

(I meant “gave” of course)

TheTeaFairy

Ah! Okay, got it!

TheTeaFairy

Oh, I love the blog and all the wonderful pictures, please post moooore!!!

Ok, after watching, I can’t help showing you the only thing I grow except herbs, cause well, they pretty much grow themselves, I’ve got nothing to do with it…also, a picture of my cat…cause she looks so much like one of yours!!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/laafeevertee/14286269407/lightbox/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/laafeevertee/14286119358/lightbox/

Terri HarpLady

Yay for sunflowers! I planted 2 varieties, years ago, one bigh yellow from a package, & the other a red one from a friend’s garden, & every year they come back. They’ve been cross pollinating all these years, over & over again, & each one has retained different traits, but they are almost always VERY tall, so I always move them to the fence & run a few strings, otherwise they come crashing down. I love sunflowers because they attract so many bugs & birds, & my beloved goldfinches.

Terri HarpLady

And your cat! Definitely looks alot like my son Leif’s cat, Gizmo! He is the son of a black smoke persian I once had in my family, who managed to sneak out the doggy door & have a secret trist with a neighborhood alley cat. Se la vie!

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Veronica

I hope you end up with an amazing harvest after all of that work!

TheTeaFairy

Now what, Napa cabbage? Is there something you actually don’t have in that magical garden of yours?
I love Napa so much, I stir fry it at least once a week…I also like to “mandolin” it in salads, so yummy crunchy!

Terri HarpLady

Veronica: me too! It’s always more fun when that happens! Plus, I’m really excited to taste all those different varieties!
My dear Fairy: I’m not growing okra. I have grown it before, but not lately. I’m also not growing corn, it’s too much of a prima Donna, & I can’t eat it anyway, LOL. It dawned on me today that I haven’t planted green beans yet this year. I’m not growing eggplant either. Or potatoes. I need to take a photo series & start sharing them on my Terri’s Airy Fairie World blog. It’s been months since I posted there.

TheTeaFairy

Will have to check that blog of yours :-)
(Loving the name!)

TheTeaFairy

Do you have a link? Didn’t see it in your profile…

Terri HarpLady

Terrilangerak.wordpress.com

TheTeaFairy

Lol, you cave me only an email address ;-) I want to SEE it!!!

TheTeaFairy

(I meant “gave” of course)

TheTeaFairy

Ah! Okay, got it!

TheTeaFairy

Oh, I love the blog and all the wonderful pictures, please post moooore!!!

Ok, after watching, I can’t help showing you the only thing I grow except herbs, cause well, they pretty much grow themselves, I’ve got nothing to do with it…also, a picture of my cat…cause she looks so much like one of yours!!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/laafeevertee/14286269407/lightbox/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/laafeevertee/14286119358/lightbox/

Terri HarpLady

Yay for sunflowers! I planted 2 varieties, years ago, one bigh yellow from a package, & the other a red one from a friend’s garden, & every year they come back. They’ve been cross pollinating all these years, over & over again, & each one has retained different traits, but they are almost always VERY tall, so I always move them to the fence & run a few strings, otherwise they come crashing down. I love sunflowers because they attract so many bugs & birds, & my beloved goldfinches.

Terri HarpLady

And your cat! Definitely looks alot like my son Leif’s cat, Gizmo! He is the son of a black smoke persian I once had in my family, who managed to sneak out the doggy door & have a secret trist with a neighborhood alley cat. Se la vie!

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I’m so excited to have found this community! I’m a self-employed Harpist (acoustic & electric – Originals, Classical, Rock, Jazz, etc) & Singer/Songwriter. My days & nights revolve around teaching at home, playing gigs, gardening,& fixing awesome food to eat. My schedule is different everyday, but I just go with the flow, & I sip a lot of tea!

My love of Tea began with Herbals back in the 70’s. One of my favorites was a licorice blend from House of Hezekiah, an old tea shop in Kansas City. There was also a tea with mint, rose petals, chamomile, etc called Nuclear Casual Tea.
In the 80’s I gave up caffeine, chocolate, alcohol, (& a few illicit substances…), and brewed medicinal blends & tinctures to support 4 pregnancies (all children born at home). In the 90’s my love affair with green teas began when I discovered ‘The Republic of Tea’. Their beautiful teas & packaging inspired my original song, “TeaMind”, from my CD “Zen Breakfast”. If you’d like to hear the song for free, drop by my website.

In general, I drink my teas straight, but occasionally I add a pinch of Stevia & maybe some coconut or almond milk (I’m allergic to dairy, gluten, & various other things & avoid most sweets.)

I’ve explored a variety of teas:
Whites tend to be a little bland…sorry
Oolongs – wonderfully sensual
Roobios – I’m not a fan in general
Puehr – a fairly new direction for me
I’m not a huge fan of flavored teas, but I do make exceptions, & I’ll try just about anything once.

And Black Tea, Oh how I love thee!!
I am on a quest for the most wonderful breakfast cup! I will find you, my Love!

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