Today was a beautiful, fall day here in the bay area - made even more fantastic by the discoveries in our own back yard.
we picked oranges
look - daddy has the camera
We planted a few new things in our test garden, and in the process, discovered worms and several squirrel hiding places.
The spiky things in the middle are green onions. It is very possible that I was supposed to separate the individual bulbs ...hmmm; one of the many reasons why I call this the test garden :)
There's mint, oregano, and a tomato plant that I planted about a month ago on a wish and a prayer (and a sale at Trade Joe's). It's a sad looking little guy but I can't complain too much. See?
Since we don't have room for an indoor herb garden (I know - what kitchen window doesn't have a ledge? Ours - booo!), we decided on a hardy variety of herbs that can survive the outdoors.
Also, the walnuts we gathered a couple of weeks ago should be ready to crack open and I'm having visions of fresh banana bread.
I know a few weeks ago I said that I wasn't going to worry about the yard until next spring. I don't really consider these few little plants as "doing something" with the back yard. Aside from the little 6 x 3 foot plot of dirt - the rest of the yard is pretty much left on it's own.