We were a bit late getting things in the ground this year. Actually, we're always a bit late getting things in the ground. There are always so many other things to do.
Ptichka planted beans on Monday. They started coming up on Wednesday. Here's two laggards that only started pushing through the soil on Saturday. Get going, beans! I want to eat your offspring.
Everything else is coming along well. The chard is up, the beets are forming, the kolhrabi is going like gangbusters. Oh, and then there are the shallots, which don't want to be eaten. They are, therefore, rotting in the ground. Bastards. And for those of you who were worried about our eggplants, I'm happy to report that they have finally gotten used to their new surroundings and are creating new leaves. Eggplant! Yum!
In dissertation news: I sent two of my Russian chapters to my friend, who is now a hot-shot assistant professor, to take advantage of her encylcopedic knowledge of Russian theatre and film. Guess what! She loved them! I'm on the right track! Woot! She even thinks that one of them is just about ready for public consumption. I'm so relieved.