Wednesday, May 28, 2014


The garlic is maturing early this year. I pulled one, thinking it would be "green garlic", tender like green onions, only to find that it has developed its papery coating and soon will be ready to harvest and dry.

This is extra good, good news. Why? Because I treasure my home grown garlic, and my Soundharvest homestead is for sale, and under contract. I know, it shocks me every time I say it. Please come with me through this transitional time. Let's see how gardening and all that goes with it fits into this new phase. More later.

Saturday, May 24, 2014


There is a bumper crop of apples on both trees this year. They look so beautiful. A few aphids here and there, but not enough to require any effort on my part! I should thin them. I really should.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014


After the strangest winter and spring ever, I finally have a substantial harvest from the garden. Lettuce, a giant pile of it, in many colors and textures! It tastes wonderful and it makes me happy. This small mountain is what was left after sharing with friends and neighbors. I even picked a few snap peas. Isn't it great to finally, finally have warm sunny weather and garden vegetables?

As usual, I am behind on planting. But, now that it finally is warm, I will be getting some beans and cucumbers in the soil. It has been a couple of dry weeks, so I have to wait for Friday's rain to moisten the beds. I am so ready for hot and humid!