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.

If winter is slumber and spring is birth, and summer is life, then autumn rounds out to be reflection. It’s a time of year when the leaves are down and the harvest is in and the perennials are gone. Mother Earth just closed up the drapes on another year and it’s time to reflect on what’s come before.

~Mitchell Burgess in Northern Exposure

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