Saturday, October 9, 2010

Back in the Saddle

So, one of the tough things about running a company, tending to a garden, traveling for business and pleasure, and then trying to blog about the garden is that the writing tends to give way when time runs out.

My intent was to tell sequential stories about how our garden went each season, and this one has proven to be too busy for me to keep up.   But, around August, I decided that going forward, I would use the "off season" to go back and tell the story of the season.

One of my intents is to encourage others to start their own gardens.  While we definitely have had those who enjoy following our garden during the summer, the key to gardening is to prepare for an upcoming season, and to start that garden early.  But, I often feel from feedback that many people are mildly envious, knowing that it is already too late in the season to jump on the gardening bandwagon.  That's not really effective in getting people to start their own.

Therefore, I think my winter-blogging about gardening serves both my personal time-management purpose, while also encouraging others to think about gardening at the right time - before the next season starts.  Hopefully, it won't be too odd for me to talk about ripening tomatoes in December, but we will see how it goes.

In the meantime, whether you are still processing your own harvest, or just thinking about whether you will  have your own garden next year, I hope you enjoy the story of ours!