This is a post meant to let you know that I am still here, and the blog lives! A fellow nursery person and friend wrote today asking if I was OK, as I had not posted for a while. Everything is fine. Like so many in our trade we just find ourselves tired and burned out after a long spring and summer. It takes a little while to get enthused again, and in many cases the cooler weather of fall often helps. We have been fairly busy at the nursery with changes we are making. It's all good stuff and we feel fortunate that we are still in business with so many other local garden centers folding. I hear that in California we have a 12% unemployment rate. Wow! It's most certainly is not business as usual in The Golden State. We are thrilled with the support we have received from the community, and glad to be here to help people with their gardens.
Stuff happens! Like the drunk driver crashing through our front gate Labor Day night. 76 feet of fence, and landscaping destroyed. It also took out a large part of the children's playground at my wife's daycare, the day before school started. Fortunately they have insurance, and we are now in the process of trying to get the insurance company to pay out. Some people only seem to be able to visit the nursery by driving through the fence in the middle of the night.
A summer of less blogging is turning into a tradition for me. Rather than just put out a post everyday that is less than interesting I would rather wait till my muse arrives. My muse sometimes enjoys taking a vacation during the summer. Lucky muse! It just takes friends to remind me that I have been a bit remiss in posting. Thanks!