Saturday, December 4, 2010

What to do when the ground is frozen. Part 1

Inventory your seeds. You know you love to do it, plus it is useful.
This helps me reign the seed catalog drooling a little bit because I am aware the the average family of 3 does not need more than 5 kinds of radishes. Conversely, I really do need to restock on carrot and tomato seeds.
My seeds come mainly from 3 suppliers: High Mowing Seeds, John Scheepers Kitchen Garden Seeds, and Seeds of Change. They all support organics and heirlooms. Their seeds germinate successfully year after year. A real person answers your email questions and knows a heck of a lot about gardening, need I say more?

Play ball with your dog. Look at Whisky, she's finally not too hot to chase that ball all over. Can you believe she is almost 10? After 30 minutes of catch, she wasn't even panting.

Introduce a toddler to Sushi. He liked it. It was messy. I think he ended up flinging bits to every corner of the kitchen. You've got to love this boy.

More coming soon... I think it will be frozen for a while.

1 comment:

Faith said...

Love it! Such cute pictures and I love how your little one eats sushi!

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.