Here it is, arriving suddenly. On Thursday, it was still Indian summer, sunny and hot. Today is Saturday and that season has fled. This is a wet snow, and won’t stick. Next week, it will be warm again—but instead of collecting a few more roses, another couple of squashes, I will put the garden to […]
Have been scarce finishing the new book, attending to the wedding of my younger son, and generally running from one urgent thing to the next. But I thought you’d like to know that the garden beds are going in this week! So excited. A couple of photos. The winds finally took out the twenty-five year […]
Just before Christmas, CR surprised me by bringing in a landscape architect to make our yard over into a beautiful urban farm. Perhaps he wants more fresh potatoes like the ones I grew in a black bag last summer. Or maybe he is tired of me complaining about the price of organic produce. Whatever it […]
There’s just something so elemental about going outside and picking a handful of strawberries and tomatoes. I also harvested a couple of raspberries. It’s not quite the garden I hoped for this summer, but it’s a start.
It seemed like I spent way too much time at this Internet computer last week. Don’t get me wrong: the Internet is a valuable, interesting place and for an isolated writer, the most glorious communication tool ever invented. However, I can find myself wasting time, and not productively wasting time, either (like Facebook quizes, which […]