Sunday, January 02, 2011

Happy New Year, 2011

Yesterday was the start of a new decade and in about three months, I'll be celebrating my 6th year as a blogger. I kinda (ok, more than KINDA) slacked off last year, as the winter freeze of 2009/10 decimated my garden, and then health challenges sidelined me.

Several of my other garden buddies are posting their plans for the coming year, and I thought I'd join them...

I'd like to:

1) Get back into my back yard. It was shamefully and knowingly neglected last year, as I was disheartened by the death of my back yard buddy, my kitty, Lady SpitFire. Finding her dead in the garden in April..... stopped me in my tracks for a while and then, the magnitude of the job ahead of me overwhelmed me. I will try to not be overwhelmed. I'll take it one step/slide at a time.

2) Grow tomatoes again. I didn't last year. I missed them this summer and even more this winter, as I usually am able to baby them along under a (for lack of a better term) homemade greenhouse enclosure. The past two New Year's Days, I've not had a tomato to pick to eat and gloat about... (First tomato of the year, harvested 12:01 am New Year's Day!)...

3). Take more pictures. I took quite a few last year, but being on my netbook, with the small screen, made it harder to work with them. No excuses this year, I've a 17.3 inch screen to play with now, and it's HD capable.

4) Post more often. I used to post everyday and sometimes more than once a day. I will try to post at least every other day.... maybe more!

I think four things on this list, for now is manageable. My health has improved, somewhat, tho I am afraid some of my mobility has been lost. I will be working slower in the garden and it may take me a long time to recover what has been neglected. It's a big job ahead, and I'll have to take it one small step/slide/roll at a time.

Y'all take care, out there...


  1. Happy new year Nancy~This is a good list; I haven't been taking nearly as many photos as months ago. I am sorry about your good friend like Lady SpitFire, that's hard. It's all about one step forward...gail

  2. I, for one, am glad you're back. I've missed your posts!

  3. Here's to good health and lots of tomatoes for gloating

  4. just keep plugging away and then sit back and enjoy the bounty. I just found your blog and I hope you keep posting.

    Victoria, Bellingham, WA

  5. happy new year to you too nancy


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