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>Coming Back Soon

>It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly a year since I’ve posted. It has been quite a year.

I have come to love my garden so much that I decided it was time to expand. Where do you expand when your vegetables have taken up the entire front yard and you have a shaded postage stamp of a back yard? … You move.

We put our house up in May and it didn’t sell as hoped. I had a very productive spring/summer with tons of veggies. I really got into canning – pickles, salsas, jam, tomatoes etc. All the while trying to show the house and stressing that we weren’t getting any offers. Finally in September (as the spring garden had mostly died off), I decided to remove my garden. It could be that not everyone wants a giant vegetable garden in the front yard. Seeing as we live in Austin, I’m a bit surprised, but it had to go. What took 2 years to build took only a few hours to take down. In it’s place is plain old bermuda grass and a few flower beds. That was a very sad weekend, but I just tried to look at the bigger picture.

We finally got an offer on our house in January and as luck would have it, a beautiful 2 acre property popped up just when we needed it. We have our inspection this weekend and hopefully move in the end of the month, just in time for spring planting.

I’m so excited to get back to my vegetables and back to posting. I haven’t been following any blogs, as I’ve been pretty depressed about the whole thing. I can’t wait to get reading again and see what everyone has been up to.

Now if we can just get rid of this pesky winter!

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