This year’s garden at Timber Butte has been maybe the best in Robinson horticulture history. The raised beds were a great addition, but having a year of minimal grasshopper infestation and a wonderfully abnormal mild spring and summer had a lot to do with its outcome as well.
After the initial work of building cedar raised beds, preparing soil and setting up the watering systems I turned the day in and day out gardening work over to Nancy and her faithful side-kick Lily. She devoted most mornings and evenings to planting, weeding and watering which provided bountiful produce for the kitchen table most every night. As the days have grown noticeably shorter Nancy is again busy in her kitchen freezing, canning and storing the fruits of her labor in preparation for the onslaught of yet another winter; one which is already showing signs of inevitable approach.