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Okay, so technically it’s not really even in the garden yet. Geez, give me a break. Up until about a week ago, there was still snow in these parts. But, this technically is the first bounty from what “would be” the garden, if in fact it were already in the ground.

I trimmed my onions, shallots and scallions and used these trimmings to season a soup since I didn’t have any full grown scallions in the fridge.

Since I am growing my onions, shallots and scallions from seeds, as opposed to onion sets, it takes quite a bit more to get them going. Trimming the seedings when they reach about two inches high forces the plant to put more energy into developing the bulb, which is what we really want to grow anyway.


Things are starting to green up here. Finally almost all of the snow is gone, although there is an occasional pocket in a shady part of the woods. It has been, however, a very dismal and bleak couple weeks. Yesterday was the first day in a long time that it didn’t rain. Today, it is warm and pouring. But, that’s okay… April showers and all. I have the window in my new little office open and I can hear the rain pattering away. I love the sound of water, water from the ocean, a babbling stream or brook or the rain. Lots of good memories associated with rain, especially since it seemed to rain every single time we decided to go camping. I love falling asleep to the sound of rain, pattering away on the outside of a tent. There is just something very, very relaxing about it. Listening to it while I type away on the computer is almost as good, but not quite.

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