Ah, May. You are so underrated. After all, according to the children’s rhyme, you do bring the flowers. And the seasonal Farmers Markets, and the bikes, and the margaritas and of course…Mama’s Day.
We have been spending a lot more time outside, so I started working on both of our yards to get them cleaned up for our new plants. Since we are in the middle of a crazy drought, I looked up what drought-friendly plants would be pretty in our front yard.
You can’ tell here, but I cleaned out all of our overgrown plants, including a rosebush that was a magnet for little toddler hands. I trimmed the stems and put the roses in a mason jar to sit on our kitchen windowsill.
I found this list of drought-friendly plants in Sunset Magazine and when I’m ready, I think I will give a few of them a try – like the sedum rupestre (Angelina), the the sedum spurium (Voodoo) and the salvia clevelandii.
As for edible plants, I’ll stick with herbs, berries, tomatoes and summer squash. For all my other produce needs, it’s to the Farmers Markets! We’re lucky to have so many around us, and while there are a few open all year, this is when all the seasonal ones get started again and you can find one on any given day. I like to use the Certified Farmers’ Market schedule to plan out my trips.
And if you are local to Sacramento, Gather (an awesome event put on by Unseen Heroes) is starting in just two weeks and the Beers In Sacramento boys are hosting their inaugural Fantasy Food Truck Showdown at Track 7 Brewing Co. on May 7th. The Competition will be held every first Thursday of the month at a different brewery each month through August.
And since I will also be on Summer break from school starting this month through the middle of September, it’s also time to get to started on all of my home projects that have been put aside for school! I see a lot of paint, wood and tools in my future.
Obviously, I have a lot to share this month so I hope you’re ready for some recipes, DIY projects, party ideas and of course…lots of local love.