Thursday, November 20, 2008

November 20, 2008

Well, unfortunately the end of my project just meant that folks decided I could take on more projects.  Funny how that goes.  If this keeps up, I'll go insane, so they're production will drop tremendously.

Anyway, I was reading my book.  Eliot Colman does like his tools.  Of course they're all hand tools.  Power tools would lose that connection to the soil.  What's more, he rarely uses a tool that he didn't make himself, or modify to work better. 

Another thing that I've noticed in the book is something that one of the Dervaes said.  Gardening books without pictures of their garden proving they walk the talk are not nearly as good as the ones that have them.  What's in Four Season Harvest?   Drawings.  Just funny.

Anyway, he still hasn't got into anything of value yet.  I'm not sure this is the first book a potential gardener will pick up, but he writes it like he's trying to convince you to garden, then teach you how to without the basics.  Very odd.

Of course Mel spends the first half of his book trying to convince skeptics that his method is of value.  Um, why would we be reading it if we didn't agree, hehe.

Ok, I'm getting too cynical.  Maybe it's the weather and constant darkness.  It's not that I mind the weather, but not seeing the daylight really sucks.  Ah, I can't wait to take time off.  I put in for the last two weeks of the year.  I'm never good at taking the time in the summer when the weather's good.  Always too busy.  So when do I get off?  When it's dark and rainy.  Better planning is in order.

Well that's all I have for today. I'm looking forward to reading GardenGirl's newsletter this month.  I think my blurb is going to be in it (maybe).  It's nothing much, just an expansion of my story, but it's what she asked for, so I aim to please.

Enjoy your garden!


  1. Hi Rich! I know what you mean -- it's getting dark so early now.... I don't like this much either. By the time mid-December gets here, it will be dark by 5 PM when it's time to leave work and drive home. It might even get dark earlier where you are. Thank goodness for weekends!

    I can't wait to get Patti's newsletter! That is awesome that you wrote an article for her!

    Today's Friday -- what's your plans for this weekend?

  2. Rich, just saw the piece in the Garden Girl Newsletter. Awesome!!!