Monday, February 28, 2011

Renegade Farmer At Large!

Hey I am over at Renegade Farmer talking about storing all those lovely fruits and veggies that come from the garden...

To celebrate and to perhaps get us started thinking, dreaming, hoping and longing for summer's bounty...I am reposting a little ditty from a bygone season of flowers and fruits; of sunshine and starlit nights. Ok, it has nothing to do with starlit nights, but I am a sucker for alliteration!

Garden of Eatin' Originally posted September 2008

So, Friday, I am making dinner, and I go out to the garden to dig up some potatoes, and voila!  I had a little 'lightbulb moment' of gratitude.  I was amazed at the beauty and miracle 
of the earth. In May, I stuck some pieces of potato in the ground and in a few short months, the little spud chunks had each propagated a dozen or so little tater tots (this is Idaho, individual results may vary). Amazing!  Miraculous!  Perfect, beautiful, ovalish Yukon Golds.  I had watered, tilled and weeded, but the little buggers really did this mostly on their own.  What a marvelous creation is this world we are blessed with.  I was so inspired by those little guys, I began to look around the yard and snapped some pix of the last of this year's bounty...


Still eating some of these from the freezer!

I miss you most of all Tomato...

Pies, applesauce and crisps...You will be mine!

Just Peachy!

Weren't they amazing!?  The peaches are not from my garden...too cold here...I get those from yummy. Can't wait! But for now as I wait for the snow to melt, I will read seed catalogs and plan the garden. I think I am even going to take out some bulbs to make room for more tomatoes. A friend gave me a great tip on starting tomatoes early.

Quote of the Day: 

"There are plenty of people with loads of money who are anything but rich."
--Suze Orman  
financial guru


  1. Eating spaghetti squash, potatoes and carrots from our garden for supper tonight... but your blackberries are a dream... Nice post! You've got me dreaming of a green garden... esp. since it's -31F here!

  2. How great to live where you can actually grow things!! We try but it all seems to get fried around the middle of April. Well, except for lemons. We have those coming out of our ears!

  3. I love your blog so much. Who says the written word is dead? Tina Fey is wrong! ;o) The other day the Hubs tells me "I don't like animals so we can't get a dog or cat, but if you plant a garden I would gladly help you with that." So I will be visiting this space more often to get pointers. This earth is awesome I completely agree with you.

    My best, Lynn