Life is but a tissue of habits -Henri Frederic Amie- (so make good ones -me-)

Ah yes, habits.  I’m so disciplined at maintaining good ones, but all it seems to take is a few weeks away, and it becomes so difficult to pick the habit up again!  Well, a few weeks away during the end of July is all it took for our garden to become an untamed jungle.  A swollen disc in my spine upon our return did not help the matter at all, as what was required was tons of weeding.  We made the best of it, and weeded out the greatest monsters around the tomatoes, and beans, enjoying the fruits of what was able to survive. We did end up getting a good amount of pear shaped yellow tomatoes, tomatillos, zucchinis (of course), and pole beans.  Now that we’ve gone through the first year, we’ll probably plant less next spring, concentrating on arugula, lettuce, tomatoes, tomatillos and peppers.  Our trusty fence did make it through, and protected our already weed-challenged crop from any additional damage!  Looks like raised boxes next year, filled with weed-seed-free dirt.  Without the challenge of weeds growing at 10 times the rate of the plants one wants, we may be able to concentrate on some other aspects of the gardening that are more enjoyable. In the meantime, what will I write about? I decided to expand the scope of my blog to include other aspects of the creative life – like photography, our new puppy, baking, knitting, painting, weaving, and other things I get my hands into (and that I get my son into!).  Ergo – the change of title on the blog. Bis spater (until later)!


~ by Shelli on November 4, 2010.

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