There are sinkholes in Guatemala. Tornadoes in Kansas, and an oily ocean to the east of me. Hurricane season started this week for the Gulf coast.
I mention this to remind myself that while this year's garden is a failure in the making, it is but a drop in the (oily) ocean in the big scheme of things.
If you followed along last year, you know I had a phenomenal harvest in 2009 despite my poor soil. This year, even with amendments, harvest sucked lemons. (Excuse my tartness.)
I can't even tell you why it's failing though my suspicion is that it's a series of interrelated events that have joined forces to bring down this year's harvest. Fortunately, I have at least one more season to try again.
What's ironic is that I mentioned to Greg that I happen to have a scene in my current work in progress where the protagonists' crops mysteriously wither and die. (cue Twilight Zone music)
Greg asked me: So what caused the crop failure in the story?
Demons, I told him.
Well, finish the damn book and save their crops. Maybe life is imitating art.
Good idea! And if it works, I think in the next chapter, I'm going to have my protagonists win the Lottery. LOL.
Hey, it's worth a shot, right?
Who has gardens this year? How are they doing so far?
I interviewed Heather Massey from The Galaxy Express for OWW (Online Writing Workshop). I was especially excited to interview her because Heather is such a tireless supporter of SFF romance.
If you read or write science fiction and fantasy romance, you MUST put The Galaxy Express on your reader. Heather says smart things on that blog. I never miss a post.
If you'd like to read the interview on OWW, go here.
And don't forget...
There's a week long contest going on. Go here. Email me the poochie's name to be in the running for a cool prize. I'm buyin'!
This contest is so easy a zombie could do it! Deadline: 12:01 (cst) June 9
Email me at: mariazannini AT gmail DOT com
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