|"Man with two hats" sculpture in Ottawa, Canada.|
So this month I've been wearing two hats at the winery; still finishing up in the tasting room (I am on the schedule until the end of the month) and also beginning to work on the Chef's Garden in preparation for planting in another week or two.
I've also commandeered our sunroom here at home to be a de-facto greenhouse for the first things I will be planting -- squash of all kinds, which are a staple on the summer menu at the winery, and also tomatoes, cucumbers and edible flowers like nasturtiums and calendula. Plus I've planted seeds for fall squash like butternut and pumpkin, which need to go in the ground in early May. Can you believe we already have to start thinking of fall? I only just dragged my short sleeves out of the closet again.
But while I'm dancing at two weddings as well as taking master gardening classes (and BTW our last class was all about grafting apple trees, which I discovered I suck at -- who knew?), posting will be a bit light. I'm sure that by the first week in April things will become a little more normal again. On April 1 I'm also having some minor surgery on a benign tumor that's been bothering me for awhile now -- it's been pressing on a nerve on my hip -- so it's not an exaggeration to say I'm really looking forward to being down to ONE job and having a pain-free hip again. It's the little things in life, ya know?
Endings and beginnings are rarely clear-cut and obvious in most areas we give our time to. Usually one thing winds down as another is winding up, and so you end up with periods of double this or that. In this case, double employment. At least both my jobs are at the same wonderful place, which I'm thankful for.
So I will be light on word count for a couple more weeks but I'm going to try and make up for it by posting more pictures.
Tomorrow we will be attending a wine dinner and I hope to share that with you. It's a huge festival weekend in Paso Robles and all the wineries are doing something. It sure will be nice to get out and have a Date Night with Big Ag.