Spring is not quite here yet, but this weekend we emptied the well-cooked compost from the barrel-in-waiting and dumped it on one of the beds. Lovely icky rich stuff, like chocolate cake. We’ll spread it over the other two beds and dig it in when we next get a sunny weekend. Meanwhile, the active compost barrel has been promoted and is sitting horizontally on the roller for fermentation, and the just-emptied barrel is now upright next to the trash can, accepting new input from our kitchen scraps.

Soon I think it will be time to start sprouting some more tomato seeds. I now have seeds from tomatores we ate in 2009 and 2010, and I think I’ll try some of each. Unto the second generation.