I’ve been out of the blogging world for way too long now. I go through those periods where I just don’t feel like blogging much, but inevitably I start to miss it, and so back again.
And though I haven’t blogged in a while, I’ve been busy gardening all summer long; I’ve wanted to post a bunch of stuff on the blog but have been lazy with the digital camera. No longer. I plan to just take lots of photos of this year’s garden, before the first frost comes and just wipes everything out.
I’ve also been talking with a lot of local gardeners and farmers, and have been sharing some tricks of the trade. I’m especially attracted to winter gardening. I recently met a gentleman who has identified over 30 species and varieties of leafy green vegetables that do exceptionally well in the winter climate of the high desert. This is niche agriculture at its finest, and demonstrates nicely the concept of design intensive food production systems. He’s willing to share his information on the subject, and I plan on open sourcing it.