I feel like a field mouse lately, the cold nights and cool days of late September inviting actions directed at keeping warmth in the house, gathering the food stuffs for the long winter ahead. Preparing the firewood, knitting a few more garments to keep the family cozy…. searching for the slippers that were put away for the summer.
First garden, first successes, first missteps. First harvests and first meals with home-grown food stuffs. August as the time of the year when tomatoes and basil, onions and zucchini come to the table. And after a few short weeks, the harvest is over… Learning to garden well took a few years, and now the realization that growing your own food involves additional steps is setting in. The quest for more food, less work has begun. […]