Time is slipping through my fingers

– Posted in: Miscellaneous

I knew it had been a while, but I was shocked to see how long it’s been since I last wrote an entry. I wish I could say I’ve been too busy gardening, but I’ve just been too busy. I won’t go into all the gory details, but highlights include my 18-year-old stove unexpectedly dying–necessitating an unplanned-for shopping trip, unexpected (but very welcome) company, and a request from my mother-in-law to make 4 angel food cakes from scratch–since we have all those eggs–for my niece’s bridal shower. Well, we do have plenty of eggs–the hens out back are putting out a dozen a day–but for the uninformed, one angel food cake needs a dozen egg whites, so four angel food cakes means separating 48 eggs–and then doing something with 48 egg yolks. It was an all day project, but the result was angel food cake that actually tasted like something, and several guests expressed their appreciation.

Oh, well. The weeds you will always have with you.

About the Author

Kathy Purdy is a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into colchicophiles. She would be delighted to speak to your group about colchicums or other gardening topics. Kathy’s been writing since 4th grade, gardening since high school, and blogging since 2002.

Now, the digging and dividing of perennials, the general autumn cleanup and the planting of spring bulbs are all an act of faith. One carries on before the altar of delayed gratification, until the ground freezes and you can’t do any more other than refill the bird feeder and gaze through the window, waiting for the snow. . . . Meanwhile, it helps to think of yourself as a pear tree or a tulip. You will blossom spectacularly in the spring, but only after the required period of chilling.

~Adrian Higgins in The Washington Post, November 6, 2013

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