Hello? Anybody home?
I know I haven’t been around here much lately, but things are happening in the garden and I brought something to show you.
The first harvest of 2011, Hardy White Multiplier onions. Looking them over in the garden I thought there might be enough fresh new growth to dig a clump.
And I was kind of surprised that the critters hadn’t shown any interest in them.
Well, at least they didn’t eat them all to the ground the way they did last year.
So I did dig up a clump, used about half of it for lunch in Mark Bittman’s Scrambled Eggs and Shrimp, and separated the rest along their natural divisions, potted them up and put them in the cold frame. And then I covered the bed in the garden with Agribon, hoping to discourage any casual nibblers.
I’m feeling much better about things now, and especially the garden. The days are noticeably longer, birds are beginning to sing (just heard a cardinal), my early snowdrops are blooming, and I recently read The Secret Garden which is about the power of spring, gardens, good food and positive thinking. This is one of those books where I smiled and nodded in agreement because it describes my feelings exactly.
But I’m not so sure how I feel about blogging and the web anymore. It got to where I was mostly just cursing and deleting spam comments and being unhappy about content-scrapers and spammy search results and malware and, and……well, I just don’t know, but I’ll try again and see how it goes.