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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