Gah, looks like five months have slipped on by. Since then, my wife has become pregnant with our first child, and the puppy's now almost seven months old, so... I've been busy.
Because of the aforementioned pregnancy and a birth right in the middle of the growing season (July 19th), this year is going to be a bit more simplified. Instead of starting my leek seeds in February and painstakingly getting them above two inches high, I'm scrapping that for leeks from the nursery in May. Instead of getting all-new tomato and pepper seeds, I'm keeping most of the same plants from last year, save for a couple new ones.
That's not to say there won't be new adventures and new recipes this year. I may even convince my wife to let me preserve this year. In addition, this year my blog will include my rantings and ravings about my long-term goal, as it does connect tangentially to gardening: my desire to run a winery and vineyard by the year 2020.
So here's to another fabulous season. May it outshine the last.