Thursday, May 8, 2008
The warblers have arrived. On my afternoon walk I heard the yellow-rump's fizzle and the "I'm black-throated green." Yesterday morning I planted potatoes: the reliable Kennebecs, the smooth Satinas, and the delicious early Rote Erstlings. Trying Red Gold this year, supposedly a very early variety that doesn't store well. Arugula and lettuce just coming up. Apple trees leafing out; some blossoms, so the year won't be a bust. How many is still hard to tell, but it doesn't look like a boom either.