I can hardly believe that in just a few more days, the old year will end and the new year will begin. The time has flown by so fast, I can hardly believe it’s here already. So to stick with the theme of celebrations, I thought I’d take a quick look back at a few highlights of the year 2013 here in Oz. I hope you’ll join me.
Winter is the best time to take inventory of our seed stock and to sow the seeds of perennials, natives, and cold-hardy veggies in outdoor mini-greenhouses. Check out Winter Sowing: Get a Jump on Spring to find out how we do it.
March began with a community seed and plant swap and ended in an sudden spring snow. If you’d like to start your own seed swap, check out Share the Seed: How a Seed Swap Works.
By the time May rolled around, the gardens were in full swing! Many of the seeds we sow are saved from our own garden. If you would like to save your own seeds, you might like an early 2013 post entitled, Saving Seed Begins in Spring!
The warmth of early summer beckoned us to the river where we kayaked, explored, and hung out with friends and butterflies on gravel bars. If you come here often, you know how much I like butterflies. If you like them, too, check out Flying Flowers: The Beauty of Butterflies.
By July, the swallowtails become the most beautiful flowers in the garden. If you would like swallowtails in your garden, check out my post on Black Swallowtail Butterfly Larva.
Fall was a mild and sunny one that allowed us plenty of time to enjoy nature’s beauty and to celebrate the holidays with the bounty of farm, field and forest. My favorite recipe of the year had to include the one for egg custard pie in the post, The Pies Have It!.
2013 was a fantastic year filled with nature’s beauty, the bounty of the earth, and the blessings of wonderful friends and family. Dean and I hope that you, too, have had an awe-inspiring year and thank every one of you for your support and inspiration!
Best wishes for another happy new year!