New Life

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

We’ve got a garden! Seedlings, sprouts, buds…everything is new life–fragile and delicate.

And the weather has not yet gotten very hot or dry, which bodes well. Fingers crossed.

A child said, What is the grass? fetching it to me with full hands;

How could I answer the child?. . . .I do not know what it is any more than he.

I guess it must be the flag of my disposition,

out of hopeful green stuff woven.

–Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

-SC, with photos by Bryant


To Till a Garden Plot

Sunday, May 13th, 2012

It’s a whole new garden! Weeded, tilled, and ready for planting (as seen above). This year’s crops will include peppers, tomatoes, potatoes, beans, sweet corn, melons, radishes, and squash.

We are so proud:

-SC, with photos by Bryant


Sunday, May 6th, 2012

First things first: pull everything up.

That means weeding, a very polarizing past-time. See, there are those who love nothing more than yanking a gritty, trespassing weed from its comfortable squat in your garden. Then there are others who can’t bring themselves to uproot such a delicate, vibrant green sprout, no matter how imposing its presence.

Also weeding is hard work, and some people are lazy.

But not us! Next up: tilling.

-SC, with photo by Bryant