Monday, March 12, 2012


For years I was a complete failure at growing chard. Then, last year, voila, it grew! The spell was broken, and now my second successful chard crop is yielding thick, beautiful, colorful, tender leaves. They are spectacular in salads, and sauté so nicely.

The chard is a great carryover crop from the fall planting, but it is not alone. My potatoes and peas are up! Seems spring is here, after, what? Not winter as we know it, but apparently all the winter we are going to get. I'll hopefully be planting more spring crops, a bit late, this coming weekend.

Oh, and for those of you wondering, Hilda the hen died last week, seemingly peacefully and after being sick for only two days. The other three ladies are doing well, and again we have more eggs than we know what to do with. Goodbye Hilda, our sweet red hen.