Notes From Zone 4: Garden Blog Pioneer Found

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In my series on Garden Blog Pioneers, I reported in the final part that Notes From Zone 4 was MIA. Well, they’re back.

If you ever had doubts that a cold climate garden could look good, take one look at their banner image and doubt no more. Then, appetite whetted, browse through their gallery. A sight for snow-blinded eyes.

As noted in their About section and other places on the site, they are very involved in raising animals now, and the garden takes a back seat. But of course, even in the animal department, they don’t do things halfway. I had never heard of Icelandic sheep, and wasn’t aware that any sheep breed could live on the kind of land that people routinely raise goats on. Consider me educated.

Welcome, back, Lisa and Frank. I’m looking forward to a very interesting read.

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.

In the end, this may be the most important thing about frost: Frost slows us down. In spring, it tempers our eagerness. In fall, it brings closure and rest. In our gotta-go world–where every nanosecond seems to count–slowness can be a great gift. So rather than see Jack Frost as an adversary, you could choose to greet him as a friend.

~Philip Harnden in A Gardener’s Guide to Frost: Outwit the Weather and Extend the Spring and Fall Seasons

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John February 28, 2007, 12:42 pm

To the hard working folks at Mack Hill Farm, Nice to see you back, Good luck with the new chicken coop, it looks awsome.

Jenn February 11, 2007, 3:00 pm

Good to see them back again!

Lisa February 11, 2007, 1:14 pm

Hi there. It’s great to be back. I’ve got a garden that’s been neglected for a whole year to get back in shape, and to be honest, I’m looking forward to it tremendously. My archives are going to be a great help. “What’s that?!”

(I am in heaven thinking of the fabulous compost I will have with all my sheep bedding!)

I can’t wait to start my window boxes under lights again this year.

Yay! I love being back.