I was busy with traveling and helping out various members of my family all summer. The result is that my garden looks like crap (excuse the language, but it really looks worse than neglected and weedy). I swear if it was up to my husband we would be redneck, trailer trash. I mean the stereotype, not actual people who live in trailer parks, which often look quite nice and neat, or rednecks, which aren’t as silly as they are cracked up to be for comedians to mine for their routines 🙂
Let’s just say he would fit the stereotype if I let him. Or else shave everything down to the grass and 5 scraggled trees we started out with. Maybe. Because he doesn’t like to mow very much.
Anyway, besides the neglected garden, I also had neglected sites. I have no one to blame for that!
I did manage to write a post for Ilona’s Garden Journal, Reviewing 2014 Growing Season, already. Yes, it is the end of the season for me, I will be off again, unable to care for the garden.
I have lots of plans for garden writing during that time, however, so despite a single post of Ohio Fall Showcase being the sole fruit of the late summer there will be posts and pages on Ilona’s Garden. I blame the fact that I miscalculated how little time one has for writing when running after an active two year old! Especially when I no longer can run.
Sorry for all the shame and blame, it is indicative of the differential between my well intentioned plans and the realities of my choices. I shouldn’t call these reasons “blame”, they are simply explanations. Old verbal habits that I probably should remedy from my conversation!
But I intend to write LOTS in early October. Then piece out the publishing of it, so there is less of the feat and famine which tends to characterize my blogging schedule (hoped for scheduling, instead of the writing when the muse hits me, or I can carve time away from an avalanche of demands!)
So, that is the update. Thankfully I wrote a newsletter for this month and can resume the monthly schedule here on out. Read this month’s chat, here. Or better yet sign up… I should put a link to that somewhere on here….