By Jill Henderson – Show Me Oz –
For gardeners, the most rewarding part of the season is when the harvest begins and all those luscious fruits and veggies really start to add up. For seed savers, that joy is doubled when, in a few short weeks after the fresh harvest begins, the handful of fruits or plants that are purposely left on the vine to mature begin to set seed. After a long season of planning, cultivating, monitoring and harvesting the bounty of the garden, the reward is more than bountiful!
The continuation of a short story about our beloved lab, Buck, whose life was much too short. Continued from Part One:
He had around his neck a dirty old blue bandana that had been folded up like a collar and tied on when he was but a pup. That bandana was like an announcement that clearly said he belonged to someone. Probably one of the local Salish families here on the Rez. But whoever it was hadn’t noticed, or cared, that the puppy they’d strapped that thing to was not a puppy any more and now the damn thing was nearly choking him to death. It’s a wonder he could even swallow; that thing was so tight around there. Kinda irked me to see it, but he wasn’t yet sure of me and I thought twice about pissing off the wrong person. Continue reading