Back in the saddle again…and for the next 364 days.

Alrighty. I DO have an excuse for not posting in three weeks. I got hit in the head with a metal pipe that was supposed to be holding a wind curtain in place. In Santa Fe at a restaurant. And having a headache for weeks isn’t a barrel of laughs. What WAS funny was the doctor telling me it was a dandy little case of whiplash. Whiplash? I was cheered to no end……..it was not a tumor or a concussion.

But, now, I turn my attention to Idahogardener.com. The Blog. I am going to make an effort to post something, hopefully something meaningful or at least humorous – every single day for a year. 365 days in a row. Just even a sentence or a quote. One little bitty thing. Every day.
Here’s the first bit of humor/irony. I think it is interesting that I am starting my new electronic gardening blogging year on the last day of the 2006 gardening season (as we know it). Tonight we anticipate our first serious frost of the season. I expect the tomato vines to be mush in the morning. I picked the remaining tomatoes and can’t decide if I should do fried green tomatoes, a green tomato sauce, green and red sauce (there are a half dozen nice fat red ones that were stilling hanging on), or possibly the last true BLT of the year.

Oh, and the fat ol’ apples! I will have to find my tags for the apple espalier. I have three apple trees trained as espalier along the foundation of the house. Each one has 6 varieties of apples grafted onto the trunk. Three on one side and three on the other. The top tier produced most of the fruit this year. Big blushed, very round apples. Big, I tell you. And they smell terrific. I am thinking they will become a rustic free-form apple pie. Since all the November magazines are here, I will take a little look see at the fancy schmantzy pictures and see what sounds good.

Once again, I have to tell you, there is something extremely rewarding about growing a few bites of your own food.