Garden Slowing

Much to Sylvia’s delight, garden output is slowing.  Most of the zucchini and tomatoes are in their final stages of production.  Everything has done so well except for parsnips and carrots.  Neither germinated at the first planting.  (Perhaps we got some bad seed?)  Carrots did germinate at second planting, but are not yet ready for harvest.  Sad to say, no parsnips for this year.

Our garden looked like this last week:


Compare that to a year earlier:


Special Day

It was 55 years ago today that Sylvia and I made our vows to one another.  In some ways it seems a lifetime ago, and in others like it seems like it was only yesterday.

We are enjoying a quiet day.  This evening we’ll go to our favorite restaurant and have a scrumptious dinner.

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About Chuck

I am retired after a career in electronics and in publishing. Today, my wife of 50+ years, Sylvia, and I live in a house on a hill beside a dirt road in rural west Michigan. We enjoy living in this country environment where livestock and wild life out number the human population.

12 thoughts on “Garden Slowing

  1. I didn’t read this in time to wish you a happy anniversary so instead we will wish you a wonderful 56th year of togetherness.

  2. Happy Anniversary! I hope your dinner was lovely. :awe:

    And hurrah for a bountiful harvest (in your life, and in your garden). :dance:

  3. Happy Anniversary! That is certainly a long time and an excellent commitment and inspiration for us all. Wishing you a pleasant dinner with your best gal!

    While it is sad to see summer winding down, I do love the “carefree” days of autumn and winter, when there is less outside work to be done. I don’t think I would ever like to live in Florida where there is year-round outside maintenance. I like the break!

    • Thanks, Lin. We had an exceptionally pleasant dinner and carried home a bit more so there was room for tiramisu.

      It is good to come to the end of the harvest rush. Also, I agree that it is better to winter-over at home.

  4. Happy Anniversary to a GREAT COUPLE! you finally caught up to us. God Bless. Theron & Helen

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