01 January 2015

Feliz Año Nuevo!  Last night we welcomed 2015 sitting around a bonfire, drinking chilean wine while chatting with friends into the wee hours of the morning.  Our first year's start in Chile.  We start fresh as we settle into our new life here.

And oh what changes just a few short months (let alone a year) can bring!  At the end of 2014, we went from living in the desert, to moving to the south end of the world, to having a nicely grassed yard which we quickly ripped up, turned over and sowed some seed.  The plants grew slowly in the cold spring.  The tomatoes were not happy and we were worried.  Had we gone from one un-gardenable biome to another?  But finally, in the heart of summer everything has taken off.  The melons are threatening to take over the world, the potatoes have flowered, we are on our second round of radishes and oh' the lettuce.  Fresh as it gets, lettuce.  We harvested our first head a few days ago.  Pure satisfaction.  Lettuce Rejoice in 2015.


  1. It is so nice ti see "green", much different than the Saudi brown. Your garden looks very happy, as does Mr. Loco. He appears to be the caretaker.

  2. Yum, yum, yum! Show us "winter-locked" Midwesterners the tomatoes!!