Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Dreaming of green.

I was scrolling through some photos and these caught my eye.  I was quickly drawn in by the thoughts of warmer days, fresh produce and dirty fingernails.  Go away with me, if you will to greener days.

                                                   Days where lettuce is abundant.

and there are herbs galour.

Garlic is ready to be harvested.

Green beans and peppers are prolific.

mmmm basil...

The days when the garden is green, the temperatures are warm and working outdoors is enjoyable.

In my attempts to avoid complaining about the temperatures that have consistently stayed blow average since the begining of December.  And not complaining about the winter blues that have set in and make fighting the weather even harder.  I am not complaining because I know this is how farm life goes.  There are ups and downs.  There is always work to be done and it doesn't slow down because it is cold.  So I keep at it and remember this too shall pass and not too long from now there will be greener days and dirty fingernails and more basil, tomatoes and swiss chard than I will know what to do with.  This life is a good one!


  1. I'm so ready for spring! I've been going through all my seeds, plotting and planning. I miss basil, too. I just planted a little pot of basil for the house.

    Great pictures! They brought a little green to my wintery white day!

  2. It's funny you post about your garden the same day it warms up to 50 here, encouraging the boys to go outside and play in the yard. I'm thinking how nice it is that they can be outside again and look out to find them in a hole so big that my oldest is up to his knees in it, smack dab in the middle of where we transplanted 18 strawberrie plants last summer!
    That's it, I told them, no more garden!

  3. 50! I am jealous. It is rare that we see 30!


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