Back in the saddle

No, this is not the beginning of a new chapter in my life; this is the beginning of a new book! That first book is already closed, ended, and tossed into the seas; this new book is newly opened, has just begun! Look, it is the first page! And it is a beautiful one! – C. Joybell. C.

It’s been a rather long time since I last wrote. Here, or on my personal blog (though I just recently started to pick things back up over there.) Frankly, I got burned out. I have lots excuses that I won’t bore you with.

I took this photo several weeks ago. Probably late November. I still have yet to remove any of these old green bean vines.

Shortly before Christmas I sat down at the dinner table with my daughter to plant some seeds for the new growing season. Tomatoes and peppers. I made her label some of the tomatoes. I just hope I can remember what everything says in a few months. The last few years I have transplanted these out into the garden only to be welcomed by a late spring frost. Here’s to waiting an extra week or so this year.


We harvested around 400 or so onions this year and are still eating on them. Unfortunately, nothing lasts forever. They keep very well in our extra refrigerator in the garage for close to six months. Around the new year they start to sprout and go bad fast. Last Christmas we were given a Food Saver as a gift from my sister and brother in law. So the obvious thing to do is chop them up and freeze them. The picture above is maybe a third of whats left. It weighed in at 10 lbs 1 oz. We still have 3 five gallon buckets to go through.

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