So no, this blog is not defunct -- just not a priority right now, since I'm concentrating on the preparation for my upcoming art show (http://mama-art.blogspot.com).
Food plans for this year:
- one extra bed in the garden -- a lettuce bed, behind the beans, so that the lettuce gets lots of shade in the summer.
- planting some new hazel trees outside the studio... and possibly eat some squirrels when they come to steal the nuts.
- cleaning out the duck pond and dismantling the duck enclosure, and making it into a serene little water garden. The ducks were killed by a mink last November so we're giving up on raising poultry.