Time to put the garden to bed for the season. Did so just the other day. I had a good year with lettuce, spinach, peas, radishes, herbs, tomatoes and peppers in that order. I'll leave in my mint, lavender, parsley and sage to winter over. Everywhere else I’ll clean off the leaves, hoe out the root masses, till and top coat with a few bags of dehydrated manure compost. If you replenish what you took out of the soil at years end it sinks in thru the winter and you're that much farther ahead in the spring. I'll boost the soil again in the spring with more compost and a final turnover and heat the ground with black plastic by mid March. Last year I was eating lettuce and spinach in mid April. Im a big fan of manure compost for growing vegetables, but Shawna here is apparently more a devotee of composted vegetation. I might be persuaded.
Wow… How the time flies. Tempus fugit and all that crap. I cant believe I've been in Asheville a solid year, all four seasons. Still so much to explore and enjoy. Having lived in 7 states and two twice, Ive learned from experience that the first year in a new home, job and general geography is usually a quick one accented with adjustment. Having witnessed all four seasons now in the mountains I've come full circle on the weather circuit and thus learn more about the so called "wheel of the year" in these parts. The weather is just wonderful. Mountain air with a southern sun. Best of both worlds. It has yet to disappoint and I don’t think it will.
It's Veteran's Day today:
In this episode, Quisp kicks "brings it".... Note how Quisp remains calm and collected despite his outwardly chaotic appearance.
Picking up where we left off with social animal affiliation…. a sociopath is an individual with a psychopathic personality whose behavior is anti social, often criminal, and who lacks a sense of moral responsibility or social conscience. That sounds extreme. Considering every silver lining has a touch of grey we can all at times choose to be a bit anti social and its perfectly normal. In fact its healthy.