Friday, February 14, 2014

Wintering


"One must summer and winter with the land and wait its occasions."

— Mary Austin, The Land of Little Rain
(As Quoted in A Continuous Harmony by Wendell Berry)

Sunday, February 9, 2014

February Planning


We have a lot of time in February for planning, list making, and dreaming inside.  But I know what my garden journal from years past looks like—a lot of early spring planting notes . . . dwindling into blank pages . . . because in the summer we get so busy outside.  We're trying a couple new methods this year: in an effort to keep better garden records, we're going to use a spreadsheet and keep notes on this blog. Because I am so visual when it comes to the garden, photos help me to both remember and envision.  

Remember what the garden (and the girls!) looked like last year in the first week of May:





And now, envision what it might look like this year: