We finally got to planting again today, what a relief. I cannot be happier to be back at work, digging and hoeing, raking and planting. It snowed last night, only an inch or so, which gave me a late start for the task at hand. Plant the garlic and move on. Once I dug in the earthworms told me let’s do this. To begin the next season is so joyous. A month ago I would have told you I was flooded and oh so not there, but today I am telling you that we are indeed there and moving forward is the only option. 2014 begins today and I renamed tonights moon the garlic moon. Tonights moon is clear, and cold and I am listening.
She gives and she takes it away. The above photos were from Thursday afternoon as the water was rising in the fields. Most of you are well aware that Colorado experienced some heavy and extensive flooding over the past few days. This flooding ended my season. It is gut wrenching to work so very hard only to have it washed away, but I am safe and I will recover. Please send us your best wishes as we begin again.
“it doesn’t get any better than this”
A happy garden has happy spiders.
This time of the year is bitter sweet from a farmers perspective. We love what we do so much and yet at this point we are growing a bit tired. The late summers harvest is always the most delightful, full of flavor, color and texture, one wishes it will never end. Guess what folks, here in Colorado we could see snow within the month, probably not, but it has happened. We will just cross our fingers and hope that the weather holds long enough for us to continue to enjoy the fine fine fruits of our labor.
Agriculture is one of the most enjoyable, fulfilling adventures that an individual that so chooses could embark on, I for one am grateful to partake.