I'm happy to announce that Dave and I are expecting a little podling around May 20th. I'm happy to have a warm little proto-human nestled inside for the long cold winter ahead. And I'm happy that most of the ice and snow will be gone when I hit the huge-and-clumsy stage at 8+ months. It'll mean another year of spring planting with nursling in tow, and winter garden planning to include another baby's worth of peas and squash. Love it. :-)
We had our first frost yesterday, so the gardening heyday is definitely done. I've got my blankets and such out, trying to extend the season, Rowen helped me wrap the tomatoes up. It kept them from freezing, but they are definitely stressed, I can see signs of blight and I just don't know if all the green tomatoes will ripen or not.
The squash vines are slowly dieing, revealing their fruit goodness. I think I'll have a few butternuts and a dozen or so little green acorns and 6 at least pumpkins. Whether they are all edible, remains to be seen, since most of those are volunteers.
|The squash has been a fun experiment|
We have large quantities of goodness stashed away in jars. Green beans did really well this year, as did the herbs and onions and garlic. Potatoes did well enough, and I might get one more head of cabbage before the end of the year. So, while I'm not ready to see it end for the year, I am happy with the bounty we got for our efforts.
|Rowen helping pick the green beans|