Time, this year, sure flew by…

As we reflect on this past year, we see how we’ve grown through our experiences down new paths in our journey toward a simpler life. Of course, we also realize we have many more miles to go! At the beginning of this project we were unsure and even a bit scared of failure, but, having started, we are better off for it. We can now say “hey, we did it!” And so, we encourage you to also JUST DO IT!

Now, the seed catalogs are starting to trickle in, so it’s time now to put together a list of things we’d like to grow this Spring. Already we’ve ordered some Andean edible tubers. We will be placing them in containers on the front porch.

We won’t be planting as many varieties of heirloom tomatoes–we definitely got carried away last year. So, we’ll narrow them down to a few of the best ones that grow well here.

As winter brings cold and rainy days, thoughts are now turned to indoor projects and tasks. Knitting and crocheting are great to keep one busy during winter’s short days. However, living in Southern California with its temperate climate means our gardening work never stops! We are very fortunate that we are able to garden all year-round… or are we? It would be nice to have a little break…

We’re already working on a TO DO LIST for 2003 which include making candles, an outdoor solar shower, building more hardscape structures in the garden, solar shelf dryer, sewing clothes, and much, much more.

And finally, I’d like to close by thanking all those who wrote us over the year. Your emails have touched us greatly and have been much appreciated as well as motivating. Thank you!

As Gandhi said: You must be the change you want to see in the world. We hope that our site has offered you some inspiration and ideas over the year.

Many blessings to you and your loved ones in the New Year!

P.S. The yield tally for the year is in…. drum roll please. OK, forget all that fancy stuff… 3,528 lbs!!! 500lbs off our projected estimate… but, hey, there’s always next year! And don’t forget to check out our latestNEWSLETTER.

Weather Report: Overcast and very cool. 

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