Posted by: David | April 2, 2013

In Conclusion …

It’s been over a month. I guess I can take a hint. It’s not me, it’s me. Today is as good a day as any.

The garlic is coming up! Spring has really arrived.

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the passing of our son Daniel.  We still have pictures of him all around the house, and not a day goes by when he doesn’t enter my thoughts.

This is some odd-looking moss growing on a cinder block in our greenhouse.

This blog thing has been grand! I’ve met some really wonderful folks who I’d never have met any other way.

The snow is receding, but today it’s quite cold again.

I’m not much on long good-byes, and I may pop back in here from time to time, should the spirit move me.

Thanks so much for visiting, and I wish you all the best!


  1. I totally get it. (Sometimes my blog and I don’t speak for days on end and all I can say is if there’s a breakup I get custody of the photoshop program.) Just remember that it’s YOUR blog Dave, and you can write or not and whenever you dang well please. See you then. xo L

    Thanks Linniew, you DO get it, don’t you? Thanks for all your comments and visits, and for your interesting blog posts too! Happy gardening this year.

  2. You’ll be missed. Just don’t delete the blog. As somebody in my past once cautioned, “Don’t spit in the well; you might want a drink someday.” Cheers!

    Thank you Pied, that’s nice of you to say. I do not intend to delete the blog and will probably occasionally post if the spirit moves.

  3. ❤ We'll always have Scrabble. And FB. And the mail.

    Thank you Lucy. Let’s hope for good crops this year!

  4. Let’s just call this the first of many good-byes.

    OK Carol, that sounds about right. Thanks for your visits here.

    • That’s right. In Spain they call this las despedidas largas: long partings.

      Sometimes these take very long. That’s a fact often not foreseen.

      And in English there is even a standard song to accompany ceremonies of this kind, and the song has a Scottish title so that, as they also say in Spanish, not even God can remember it..

      OK, now I’d like to know what that Scottish song might sound like …

  5. I also “get it”, obv. I’m not leaving as such, at least not yet. I’m sorry you are going. Check in once in a blue moon. That’s what I’m doing. I’ll miss you mate. You’re a good bloke.

    That’s a very nice comment S Le. Thank you so much. I’ll try to remain a good bloke, and will check in when the moon is blue. Cheers!

  6. I hope that you know you can always confide in your work friend. Blogging is tough when work is so busy! Stay positive my friend!

    Thanks englishbabe! You too.

  7. Well, I’m late again! I just signed up to follow and I read this post…..I was trying to track down some Burgonde mustard seeds. That’s how I found you. I’ve been reading your entries and have enjoyed myself…..I’ve also learned a thing or two about gardening already. I hope everything goes well for you….

    Well I LOVE that you found this blog searching for Burgonde mustard seeds. I can’t say with absolute certainty that the seedstock which has followed us over the years really is that particular cultivar, but have confidence in the 95% range. Way back when, Johnny’s Selected Seeds of Maine sold them and we bought them. They’re very vigorous and have always reseeded themselves wherever we’ve planted them. They yield an extremely hot mustard when prepared. Like what you get at Chinese restaurants.

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