Monday, August 14, 2017

“A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in–what more could he ask? A few flowers at his feet and above him the stars.” ~ Victor Hugo, Les Misérables I visit the garden after a two-day absence and am awed by the change in such a short time. Some things come in abundance, for others […]

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

“Gardens are a form of autobiography.” ~ Sydney Eddison Rainbow Swiss chard is one of my favourite things from the garden. I’ve been tucking some away in the freezer and we’re enjoying it regularly in salad these days. It makes a tasty, crunchy, and hearty salad: chopped chard, whatever other veggies are on hand (currently […]

Sunday, August 6, 2017

“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.” ~ John Lubbock, The Use Of Life I processed fifty pounds of tomatoes yesterday–soup enough to […]

Saturday, August 5, 2017

“Ripe vegetables were magic to me. Unharvested, the garden bristled with possibility. I would quicken at the sight of a ripe tomato, sounding its redness from deep amidst the undifferentiated green. To lift a bean plant’s hood of heartshaped leaves and discover a clutch of long slender pods handing underneath could make me catch my […]

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

“Summer’s lease hath all too short a date.” ~ William Shakespeare I spent a little bit of time in the garden yesterday morning–just long enough to harvest kale, Swiss chard, a couple of cucumbers, a few sunburst squash, and do some watering. I felt slightly nauseous afterward as a result of the smoke blanketing our […]