Monday, March 21, 2011


Despite the stormy weather, 2 apples and an Italian plum arrived bare root in a tidy cardboard box last Wednesday night.  I came home from my late shift to this.
Amazing.  I did a little dance.  A couple of days later, Tyler dug some holes and we placed the trees per the included instructions from Trees of Antiquity.

I'm pretty excited about this.  Now all we need is some real spring weather.


The Sean said...

Our apple trees are beginning to bloom:)

Sara said...

Awesome! Where did you order them from?

Johanna said...

I ordered them from Trees of Antiquity in California. The catalog of fruit tree options is immense. It took me a month to pick these out. How's your garden coming so far?

Sara said...

I have garlic coming up, tomato seedlings sprouting inside, and just today finally sowed spinach, leeks, lettuces, rainbow chard, cabbage, potatoes and onion sets! We've been interested in fruit trees. I'll have to check that website out.

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.