April 28, 2008


a few sunny days--after snowing right through last week. The long cold spring has slowed everything down, the drumstick primroses are only now flowering, for example; they should be long since done. Digging is proceeding, but not at the pace I would like--being sick hasn't helped, either, but at least I can work half days now. I think it will be a long crawl back.
Everything suddenly says spring, and gardeners and farmers here are all starkers, trying to get 19 things done at once. The first farmers market was last Saturday and the day was brilliant and cold; 22F at 5 am, elk in the yard and the Selkirk Mountains (those peaks in the logo image at the top of the page) were iridescent, there must be some serious ice up there.