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Spring has sprung and so has this blog!

As a newbie start-up blogger I am anxious to get some blogs posted!  YEP!  I’ve got a good slew of em’ already to go.  Since the first of March I’ve been out in the garden prepping, sowing seeds, planting seedlings, and monitoring the fruit trees as they began budding.    And along the way clicking pictures to add to my illustrated record of our evolving estate…..  (well to me it’s an estate,  meaning a sizable piece of land with a large house).   And for hubby and I living on a half-acre in the city with a 3,100 sq. ft. rambler qualifies as an estate.

last of 2013 harvest
last of 2013 harvest

It’s now the middle of May, the last of our oranges have been harvested (which means quite a few more batches of marmalade) and spring is bursting out in abundance in the garden and on the fruit trees.

Last of 2013 harvest!
Last of 2013 harvest!

Yes!  Yes, I know!    Gardening  blogs are slathered all over the internet and I’ll likely be buried in the myriad ,  but my mission isn’t to be the most followed of blogs on the net.

Figs galore!
Figs galore!

I am responding to requests from friends and fans challenging me to put my jams on the market and my citified gardening experiences out for public review .   Plus this newly hatched blog may……just maybe…… have a slightly different twist.   I am about to embark on a journey into the realm of “Cottage Food Operator”.   After 6 years of remodeling, restoring  and bringing  back to life my husband’s childhood home and especially its 1/2 acre lot,  it occurred to me that I could share the experience in a uniquely different way.

Hass avocado is size of my thumb!
Hass avocado is size of my thumb!
itty bitty valencias; our cash crop!
itty bitty valencias; our cash crop!

I am hoping to engage an active group of garden loving  Californians, ( perhaps even other bloggers) with experience and expertise to share, that would enjoy the journey with me.   It could be vicarious, active participation, or even just informative.   My garden has become viable and fairly sustainable, but non-the-less provides too much for me and my hubby to gobble up!

Share it?    Well…………….. that’s the plan…… and……if any of you gardeners out there in blog land would like to offer your expertise, experiences or even some pointers,  please do!  Join me;  I enjoy the company!

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