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Windy Old Weather

Hi Folks,

The wind has been blowing long and strong for over a week now. It makes everything you do outdoors more challenging. In spite of that we have made further progress on the farm. More seeds have been started and another long bed has been prepared.

Also, the mighty rhubarb is ready for the first harvest. Amazing. Most Newfoundlanders won’t be planting their gardens for a couple of weeks yet because of frost danger. However, we’re ready to claim the first harvest of the year. Today we make jam! Yay!!!

Last year it grew this big:

Now for a ROW80 check-in.

I managed the 1500 words this week so I’ll shoot for another this coming week. My publisher did ask me to write a sequel to Immortal Tigress, so it has begun. 

The working title is Shapeshifter and I’ll post a few teasers on this blog from time to time. Stay tuned.


Immortal Rhubarb

Hi folks, today I want to talk rhubarb and a ROW80 check-in. No, they are not the same thing, stop laughing. Let’s start with rhubarb. This is an interesting plant that reproduces from seeds, but also from root cuttings. Who cares? She does.

There she sits, in my back yard where she has been for a very long time, perhaps generations. She was probably brought here by the Irish immigrants hundreds of years ago. Who can say how far back in time her history goes? One thing I can be sure of, this beautiful gal predates Monsanto and GMOs by a long shot.

So there she sits, enjoying a rainy day and proudly displaying her seeds for all to see, just as she has done for millennia.  Just how tall is my sassy lassy? Here’s a pic from last year so you can see.

I truly hope my legacy will last as long as hers has. J

Okay, for today’s check in I will admit to writing 5K words in the past week of busy madness. I have also managed to read and comment on a few blogs as well, but not nearly half as many as I would liked to have.

So there it is, 5K, lots of mad rushed trips to town, lots of waiting for boats, one trip to the dentist, and a great idea for a future book. No, I’ll tell you about that later. J
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Until next week, may your days be filled with sunshine and smiling faces.