Thursday, November 18, 2010

2010 Summer Garden Highlights

Raw ingredients for pickles
The best garden helper ever
A bountiful Garlic harvest
Strawberries, so sweet

It was a good summer garden even through we encountered challenges including late snow, white flies, and hungry birds. All in all we did OK. We ate a lot of fresh food this summer and learned a lot about some new plants to us, like potatoes and fava beans. Perhaps more on those later.

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Winter, finally (and seriously)

I planned to start this blog last spring as my garden flew into action, but then got into the actual work of gardening and abandoned the task. However, today its winter, really winter. I'm wearing long underwear and sitting under a blanket and I'm still cold.
Today is the shortest day of the year so from here on in it gets better. I look forward to longer days, that's for sure. But I'll also tuck in and enjoy winter's freeze and snow, it does mean skiing after all. Maybe more importantly is the snow pack - without snow there isn't water for the West.
The end of the year and the solstice are a good time to think back on the last 365. I have no reason to complain and feel really lucky about the last year and really hopeful about the year to come.