Can I be honest? I absolutely loved the idea of owning a house with a huge, wonderful garden. Eating fruits and veggies grown and plucked out of my own back yard is a vegan dream come true. Tomatoes, peppers, asparagus, and squash for free! Amazing!
And then I actually got out in the garden. Did yall know having a garden was a lot of hard work, because I certainly did not. Growing up my dad always had a garden in our back yard, but we lived in the city so it was pretty small. At our house, the garden area the previous home owners had already established was 7 or 8 times bigger than the one my dad had. It actually takes up most of our backyard. On one hand, its fabulous to have an already established large space to plants a wide variety of produce. One the other hand, that is a huge plot of land we need to seed and maintain or I’m going to feel like I’m being incredibly wasteful with the space.
Getting into the nitty-gritty of the gardening work, actually wasn’t so bad. I didn’t mind weeding, digging, planting. The difficult part was getting all of this done while battling a viscous army of pollinating trees. There was also the occasional massive spider siting, which would just shut me down entirely.
Now mid-June we are starting to see tomatoes and squash growing in the garden. I’ve already harvested a ton of asparagus and nearly my whole first round of radishes. It’s incredibly rewarding to harvest and eat food you’ve worked hard to grow but that actually brings me to the point of this blog post. All of the hard work I’ve had to put into my garden has made me really appreciate our cherry tree.
The cherry tree is completely self-sufficient. I just have to pick them. That’s the only work involved. Pluck, wash, eat. In a world full of everything complicated, I just have so much damn appreciation for the simplicity of caring for the cherry tree. Love.
These gorgeous cherries are just as lovely as my new Red Gingham Smock Dress from ASOS. The moment I saw this dress I knew I needed it and I crossed my fingers hoping it would fit (online shopping can be a struggle)! It’s seriously perfect. Its flows when you walk, creating its own wind. I feel like a star in this dress. Also its on sale now and for reference I bought Petite US 8 and I’m 5’0, 145lbs. Body-wise I could have done a 6 because this is very flowy, but given the construct of the top of the dress I needed a 8 for my boobs (34, D). If you have larger breasts as well I definitely recommend sizing up.