How does your garden grow at Brewster by the Sea Inn and Spa?

or I should say “how does your lettuce grow”?

Lettuce in our garden

Lettuce in our garden

This summer I decided to cut back a little in our vegetable garden since we are such busy innkeepers at our two inns on Cape Cod, Brewster by the Sea and the Captain Freeman Inn. I could not give up our favorites and planted tomatoes, egg plant, basil, mint, carrots, snap peas, parsley and plenty of lettuce. We love a fresh salad with our dinner every evening and there is nothing like fresh lettuce from the garden. This year I planted our favorite Butterhead lettuce, Boston, Red & Green Leaf and Oak Leaf. With the rainy start of our season, all of the  lettuce just went crazy and we have more than enough to feed our small family. I have been giving it away to our employees, family and friends.

and more lettuce!

and more lettuce!

This afternoon I went out to cut some lettuce for dinner and was surprised to find two baby bunnies in the enclosed garden. I noticed that the gate was slightly ajar, and they had helped themselves to a sweet dinner of lettuce. I was surprised at my reaction…….

Baby bunny near the Nasturtium garden

Baby bunny near the Nasturtium garden

I have been gardening at Brewster by the Sea for almost 10 year now. Over the years I have grown to not like bunnies. They happily live in our back garden and love to nibble on my new vegetable and flower plants. Plus we have a great lawn full of clover that is a bunnies heaven! I have cussed at the bunnies, chased them out of my garden many times, and even have gone so far as to ask our dog Harrison to chase them.

This afternoon I had a different reaction, and I am not quite sure where it came from. When I saw the two baby bunnies I thought……you know you really are cute and I have plenty of lettuce this year, so enjoy my harvest!  May all of your bunnies be as cute and happy as the ones at Brewster by the Sea Inn and Spa.

Happy Summer!

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