Friday, August 15, 2014

Spring-Summer, where did the time go?

Well here we are again, back on the blog.  Yes, I've been absent.  This spring, I harvested one of these.

And wouldn't you know it, he has already grown like a weed ...
 4 months did fly by.  So yes, I have a modest garden planted.  And yes, we did make some significant harvests already.

The spring spinach was bountiful, and is perhaps part of what has bolstered the growth of the above sprouting human who by the way has turned out to be right at home in the garden.

This was at least a month ago, probably longer.  We are well on out way to a successful growing season so more on that soon.  Just needed to dip a toe into the blog world before I jumped all the way in.

Coming soon … tomatoes, tomatillos, eggplant, grapes.

-JG and boys.

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.