Plants, animals, and people living in Coastal North Carolina are influenced by large, shallow bodies of water, called "Sounds." The Sound's daily influence can be a challenge or a gift. The word "sound" also means "in good condition; not damaged, injured, or diseased." Sound Harvest and Garden will try to reflect both those meanings, as I aim for sound vegetables, herbs, chickens, eggs, and ornamentals, all from my home by Core Sound.
Despite all other signs to the contrary, a daily harvest of eggs and swelling buds on the maples and blueberries promise me that spring is here. It certainly is keeping itself well hidden beneath cold, wet winds and gray skies, but I will not give up hope. The hens promise that warm sunshine is coming. Eggs don't lie.
We are having a highly unusual ice storm here. It is supposed to last through today and tomorrow, then hang around another day as temperatures stay in the 20s. I just wanted a little snow. Instead I have porch screens turning into textured glass.