Just gotta share...
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
I just spent the nicest hour and remembered how lucky and blessed I am.
The sun is finally shining today and the temps are above 50-actually I think they are closer to 60, it's a beautiful day to be outside here.
I weeded my vegetable boxes, I planted onion sets and red cabbage in October and harvested some carrots and radishes that were ready that I had planted from seeds in the fall. My snow peas are blooming and I have a box full of beautiful oak leaf, red romaine and a few other kinds of lettuces. I sowed another crop today to harvest around St. Paddy's Day.
My neighbor Joe came over as he often does when I'm working out in the yard-my vegetable garden is in the front yard and I showed him my harvest. Joe is retired from Silicon Valley but he and his wife Josephine both came from Sicily when they were young. Joe was trained in Italy as a horticulturist so he always has some good info for me-altho he was impressed with my winter's harvest-he's a traditional gardener and just does the spring planting. I told him I was going to the nursery tomorrow to buy some artichoke plants and a rhubarb plant for the front yard. He went home and came back with two artichoke plants that he had divided from his-planted 24 years ago when he and Josephine moved to that house, brought from their home in San Jose and originally came from Sicily.
I have Sicilian artichokes now in my front yard! How cool is that???