Yesterday was our first day (well half/day) dedicated to our garden, I had spent a couple hours poking around but nothing serious. I was excited to do this, because after digging around the field (that will be occupied by our vegetables in a future) I have found out that it used to be the dumpster for the last family who lived in La Casita. I always though it looked a little trashy, plastic bag corners poking out, candy wrappers, and bits of fabric poked out of the dirt. Thinking it would a pan comido (easy) job, the first day we were here I got a shovel and started trying to clear the garbage. To my unpleasant surprise, I found a lot more than the objects mentioned above, rotting shoes where countless, greenhouse-type plastic went deep into the ground, two burried bikes lay rusted way below the surface. I also found a grill, old truck parts, iron bars, an old chicha brewing pot, a house worth of roof tiles and gross bottles full some liquid that managed to kill all plants that touched it, its label read “veterinary use only” – weird.
Okay, after listing every gross thing I have found within a half-day’s worth of digging, I will tell you that after cleaning it, the spot will house some healthy grass, vegetables and a beautiful green house. Yesterday, Jax and I went to the hacienda’s big vegetable garden to get some spice plants that will decorate our kitchen, bigger ones will be planted in our herb garden. We also got Taxo (a local fruit) and lavender seeds to plant along the entrance of La Casita. A two tomato branches sit in water as we speak growing some roots, we also got a huge chunk of growing strawberries to replant outside our little porch and a Cedrón (Lemon Verbena) branch is ready to replant also. This weekend, we plan to dedicate to our garden and maybe my mom and sister will come visit, which would be the garden’s lucky day, because my mom has an amazing hand for plants.