Yes, I have been gone a very long time, I know. I actually did not plan to be gone at all, let alone this long, but life is, what it is... unpredictable and sometimes overly busy. So, here I am with a small explanation of what has been happening as well as an explanation of why I may not be here regularly in the future. First of all, we just got through the rest of our holidays for the year. Fall is a very, very busy time for our festivals, but they are done and I don't have to do anymore holiday preparations until the end of February! I have been taking on my garden with a vengeance this week. Due to the holidays, it was in a state of neglect and looks like a jungle as the weeds are huge, thanks to a few rain showers. Yesterday I planted around three hundred pea plants. This may sound like a large number, but I really don't think it will feed our love of peas for very long. I also planted some more brassicas (broccoli, kale, cabbage, brussel sprouts) as our other plants were eaten. At the community garden we are not able to set up fences, so people or animals can just walk in and take your hard work.