Monday, November 28, 2011
Seed Catalog Season Already?
Thanksgiving brought some balmy days in the mid-60's (*F) and mild nights that only flirted with freezing. Bright blue skies and wispy clouds. Makes it difficult to believe that it could be Seed Catalog Season already! But it is, and my second catalog arrived this week - from Totally Tomatoes. The tomatoes have such delightful names, like Jaune Flammee, Tigerella, and Purple Russian. I want to buy them all!
This week it is going to be down in the teens at night again - Winter is doing her best to arrive. All those cold desert days with barely a hint of green raises the odds that I will buy way more tomato seeds that I could possibly grow... Today is a breezy 54*F, though, and feels more like early Autumn, before the apple trees shed their leaves and the chill nights killed the last of the tomato plants. In keeping with that lazy Autumn feeling, here's a picture of one of my ducks napping in the warm October sun. Well, almost napping - the eyes are not quite closed yet.
I am so blessed to have had such a productive and enjoyable year in the garden. The soil continues to improve with every wheel barrel full of composted chickie-poo pine bedding. Automatic waterer did wonders to keep everything alive during the blistering Summer sun, and my flock were all to happy to devour excess zucchinis bigger than my arm!
... Hill Billy, Old German, Orange Strawberry, Merlot and Mexico Midget - tomato dreaming...