December 21, 2013
Tools are lined up. The artichokes are being given a soaking in the background.
It’s a beautiful day. As Christmas approaches, we are collecting our thoughts and preparing to take a few days to devote to our family and friends. For me, that means baking cookies, planning menus and moping the floors.
For Paul, that means planting carrots.
Garlic and leeks are next to the open beds, ready for the carrot seeds.
This contraption will plant three rows of carrots to a bed.
The seeder in action, first dropping seed, then the basket-like wheels roll over the seed, covering it with soil and tamping it down.
These carrots will be ready in the spring.
Conveniently, next to the carrots being planted are 5 beds of carrots almost ready to pick.
We’re so excited to be hosting Christmas for the first time ever. Lots of my family are coming to town, spending time in Sonoma. We’re all avid cooks and this is certain to become a wonderful holiday to engage and enjoy each other. It’s sure to live on in my old memory bank as well.
This sprouting broccoli is thriving after the very cold weather. Other varieties of broccoli have really suffered.