This has been a very eventful summer for us. We just arrived home after a trip to OH for the 4th funeral since May. We are so tired and drained—emotionally as well as physically.
Our daughter and I made our way to the garden after we unpacked and rested for a bit. I’m a little ashamed of how piddly it is this year, and I know that being gone and so busy so much of this growing season is showing. I’ve not been as diligent with adding fertilizer (organic/compost), watering, pruning, weeding, watching and tending to bug infestations, succession planting, etc, etc, etc. I look at photos of friends’ and relatives’ gardens, and I’m green with envy. If any of you were to see our garden this year, you would ask, “Who does this lady think she is calling herself a gardener???” It looks like if I want to put up much food this growing season, I’ll have to buy it at the farmers market. Oh well, at least I’m supporting local agriculture, right?
I made a mad dash to update the blog a bit, and I sincerely hope that things will settle down long enough for me to return to regular posts. Two trips to TX, 1 to Memphis, 1 to OH, a week of VBS, and a week of my sister visiting us in Knoxville has taken its toll. Thanks for bearing with me.