Summer ends soon and I have spent most of the season away from this blog, though not from its subject matter.

The garden did well, if weedily, and despite drought, severe heat, and pests continues to produce eggplant, tomatoes, peppers, squash; there are some potatoes and onions left; the herbs are going strong.

As are the tools. I have spent some of my time away from here learning how properly to sharpen and maintain them, and have managed even to be (somewhat) diligent about applying my lessons to my tools.

There remains, as ever, room for more diligence and greater consistency, both of which I seek, here as well as in the outer gardens I work.