In response I give you.....garlic.
|Seeds and seed bulbs harvested for next planting|
Mr Raft has just harvested several large bulbs which are being used, stored, admired and generally enjoyed. There will be garlic with our Yuletide dinner. I might see about putting a few prepared cloves in to oil as that is another way of storing them.
They came to be planted as a result of a suggestion by another writer known for his sunny disposition; the unmissable Mr Ishmael. He said out that planting garlic is easy - you just put a clove in the ground and wait. He also mused that preparing rhubarb in syrup was intrinsically rebellious, reminding us of skills which we once had.
Mr Raft has also let some bulbs go to seed for the next generation so I'll pop them in the earth now in the belief and expectation that there will not just be this autumn but another when the wheel of the year has rolled all the way round, through all those moons.
Blogging also has to be about optimism, a belief that any small act of defiance is better than none.
H/T JuliaM at Ambush Predator for the link to Fahrenheit211