November 3, 2008

In the Trenches

We have your annoying trenches - like these made to hook up the generator. One of those stinkin' jobs that seems like it's never going to end. It will be a wonderful addition to our home when it's done but anyone who's ever hired contractors to get smallish jobs done has probably experienced the same headaches we're having now. Why can't they just get the job finished???

And then there are the satisfying trenches like this one for asparagus. DH dug a trench this past Spring and just when we thought the rains had obliterated the poor spindly plants, they started thriving and spreading. He kept filling in the trench as the summer progressed and I kept weeding it to assure the plants we hadn't given up! Now it looks great and we'll cut these fronds back once they die off and it will start all over again next year. We actually may have to wait another year before we get a crop, but it should be very worth the wait.

At the end of the asparagus patch will be our garlic. Like other fall bulbs, garlic goes in around the end of October. These bulbs (look closely around DH's boots) are from some friends at church, and they got them from a friend from Yugoslavia - 23 years ago! What a cool thing to have passed on to us - wonder if there's such a thing as heirloom garlic?

Well, this is all then.

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