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Winter Garden

It’s been a blustery, snowy winter so far in Michigan. We’ve had more than one picturesque snowfall. The newly-painted barn looks particularly lovely and sturdy!


The snow on January 1st was the wonderful sticky kind that piled up on and coated every surface, including the famed 100 year old lilac.


How can we continue to call it a garden, with so much snow, you might wonder? Does a garden imply green growing things, not piles of white fluff? It’s still a garden because of our memories of growing seasons past and our hopes of sunshine and seasons to come. We know what lies under the snow so it’s still a garden. Oh, and because of this:


All hail, King Kale! Snow-defying edible wonder! We marvel at your hardiness and welcome you to the dinner table still.

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