Last crop

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Last crop

English version below the pictures

Mercredi 18 mars dernier, Janine a décidé de prendre quelques poireaux dans le jardin. Ils n’étaient pas gros mais sentaient tellement bon. Ils n’ont même pas été attaqués par la maladie ou les insectes: parfait! Elle les a ensuite soigneusement mis dans une grande boîte qu’elle a portée à la maison. J’espérais manger ensuite un délice mais je vais devoir attendre car Janine les a mis au congélateur pour plus tard !! J’ai dû attendre la langue pendante.

out of the grown Sortis du sol
Classified (yellow and blue ) Classées :jaunes du Poitou et bleus de Solaise
Retour à la maison . Go home.

Last Wednesday , March 18,Janine decided take up some leeks in the garden . They were not big but was so smelling good . They were even not attacked by illness or insects : Perfect ! Then she put them carefully in a large box she carried to the house. I hoped to eat nextly a delight but I will have to wait because Janine put thm in a freezer for later!! I had to wait, tongue hanging out.

  Janine est une fourmi laborieuse et prévoyante alors que je deviens de plus en plus inutile. Mais cependant, ce dernier mercredi, j’ai pensé à prendre en photo les fleurs qui entouraient Janine: Jonquilles, Narcisses, Jacinthes, Muscari et Primevères.

C’ était une journée réconfortante. On avait presque oublié ce méchant virus  toujours  présent autour de nous

Jonquilles. Daffodil
Narcissus
Jacinth
Muscari
primroses , primevères

 Janine is a industrious and forecasting ant while I become more and more useless. But however  this last wednesday I thought to take picture of the flowers that were surrounding Janine : Daffodils, Narcissus , Jacinths, Muscari and primroses.

A comforting day .We had almost forgotten this nasty virus always around us !

Merci aux nombreux amis qui m’ont fait part de leur sympathie après le 1er janvier. En fait, ma santé en mars peut être décrite avec les mêmes mots que dans le post précédent. Mais nous devons nous adapter.

  Thanks to the numerous friends who told me their sympathy after January1 . In fact my health in March may be described with the same words as in the previous post. But we have to adapt.

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123 Responses to Last crop

  1. suester7 says:

    It’s so nice to hear from you, Michel! Glad you’re well enough to post 🤗

  2. Doug Thomas says:

    What a beautiful garden! It must be a big comfort in these awful times to be surrounded with such beauty. I am envious of you being about to look forward to leeks in some delicious meal!

    I hope you can look forward to better health, soon, Michel, but more importantly, I hope you, Janine, and your beautiful family avoid this terrible COVID-19 virus. Fortunately, the disciplines necessary for avoidance are ones I’ve had to practice since 2003, when I came down with Wegener’s granulomatosis.

  3. Good to hear from you, Happy Springtime. 🙂

  4. KB says:

    I’m so glad to see this entry! The garden looks wonderful and Janine is a good planner, despite your missing out on the fresh vegetable. Stay well!

  5. John Hric says:

    Glad to hear you are feeling better. The pictures are lovely. Take care

  6. mrswrangler says:

    I have been wondering about you. Glad to hear from you.

  7. Douceur et sourire à vous deux, Michel et Janine.

  8. mimiwi2013 says:

    It is so good to hear from you again, especially with your reassurances all is the same with you and Janine. It is good to see that wives are available to help their husbands when they are unable to function as well as they used to. Ken and I are that way with each other. We are all blessed, for sure. Love, Nancy and Ken

  9. eastgoeseast says:

    Wonderful to hear form you again! Getting your email was really a highpoint of my day! And the photos are beautiful. We need such things in these troubling times!

  10. Hello Michel! So glad to see you back again. You have a beautiful garden.

  11. Barbara Lenhard says:

    Michel, I loved seeing your post and the beautiful flowers that are growing around you. We only have crocus es growing here. It may be spring but we will have cold temperatures this weekend
    I do hope you and Janine stay Healthy and well 💕 love, Barbara

  12. blb1 says:

    I have missed you. Glad you got those lovely pictures.

    I have fallen behind in blogging. Not a lot to write about and now with the virus others will get groceries for me.

    • The garden becomes a pleasure but also a worry ( to muth strength needed to work in it )To picture flowers we have to seize the good moment with precision, !
      Love ❤
      Michel

  13. judyrutrider says:

    What an uplifting post! Just what we all needed for these gloomy times. You had been on my mind lately so it came as no surprise that you posted again. It seems like it works that way.

  14. cjjustice1 says:

    Hello, Michel. I was excited to see you on here again. I am hoping that I have more time to post now that some of my activities have been curtailed due to the COVID19. You have been on my mind so much! I have been praying for you and Janine and your beautiful family to all stay safe and well. I’ve been especially concerned for you with your health problems.
    I always love to see your beautiful crops – your flowers are so beautiful!
    Love ❤
    Carolyn

  15. calmkate says:

    you are much missed so I was delighted to see this glorious post … Janine busy, beautiful flowering garden with healthy leeks 🙂

    May you and yours get thru this current health crisis, take care kind gent 🙂

  16. kmaidy says:

    bonsoir Michel,
    comme elles sont belles vos fleurs printanières, elles nous redonnent à tous espoir !
    Cet hiver il n’a pas fait très très froid ce qui fait que les plantes et les légumes qui sont restés dehors ont bien résisté ; ces plantes sont restées bien plus belles que celles que nous avons remisées.
    Suis bien contente d’avoir eu de tes nouvelles !
    avec des bises !

    • Merci, Maidy, pour tes attentionnés commentaires .OUi on se réjouit des premières fleurs du printemps et de pouvoir encore pratiquer quelques récoltes .

      • kmaidy says:

        oh oui Michel que la nature est belle, même si le soleil est un peu moins présent actuellement … tout comme toi, j’ai peur pour les arbres fruitiers, qui sont tellement beaux actuellement,t ici , j’admire depuis des jours, un petit pêcher tout rose.
        un grand bonjour depuis l’alsace !
        bises !

  17. Your garden is beautiful as always. And that leek looks very good. My mom used to grow leeks too. Best wishes for your health.

  18. Lavinia Ross says:

    It is good to see you back, dear Michel and Janine! Your gardens are always lovely, and it is spring now, a new year, a new season. Stay well, both of you. ❤

  19. Stephanie says:

    On travail avec La Nature au jardin et elle continue à donner à manger, à survivre.

    On abuse La Nature et elle cré des choses qui nous font mal.

  20. Oh, Michel! I have missed you, and your blogging, so much!
    I have been praying for you and your family!
    So good to see you posting! Your beautiful flowers bring such joy to all of us!
    (((HUGS))) and ❤ to your whole family! And continued prayers!

  21. puffpop says:

    I can’t tell you how happy I am to see you return to posting.

    The beautiful flowers bring us such hope. Flowers are a sign that God has not forgotten and creates such beauty and cheer.

    I confess that I do worry when I don’t hear from you in a long time but this reassures me that you are your are continuing to enjoy life and enjoy the garden.

    Don’t apologize for not working as hard as you once did in the garden. There is a time when you need to slow down.

    May God continue to heal you and give you strength.
    Love,
    votre amie,
    Francoise.

  22. cocosangel says:

    Wow, Janine is a good gardener.
    What amazed me, is that your gardens are ready for gardening. We still have snow on the ground. I have to wait a little till that goes off.

  23. Mornin Glories! I assume your snow drops have already passed, ours are just finishing up. I’m so happy that Janine is able to be is so industrious, her shoulder must have healed very nicely. Also you will never be useless, reading your post has made me very happy so there is at least that usefulness, it means a lot to me. Continue to keep care of yourselves … ilym

  24. Annalisa says:

    Comme je suis heureuse de te lire de nouveau on line, Michel! Moi, avec nos communes amies Frances and Rachel, étions très soucieuses de ne t’avoir plus lu. Je comprend que ta santé est encore un peu faible, mais j’espère que avec le printemps tout ira mieux! Prenez soin de vous tous, comme on essaye de faire ici. Pour le moment ici on est comme d’habitude, donc ça marche. Espérons de pouvoir arriver à voir la fin de ce marecage!
    Ici on nous a tous interdit de sortir de chez soi, sauf que pour s’approvisionner des aliments et des medicines, on ne peut même pas aller à la maison de campagne, donc plus de travaux dans le potager… et comme ça j’ai manqué la floraison des pommiers et des poiriers et des cerisiers… C’est dommage, mais le pire est pour les enfants, obligés à ne pas sortir. Ils font de l’école on line, mais c’est mal organisé, les écoles n’étaient pas préparées pour ça. On va essayer d’en sortir sains et saufs. Tout passe, cette pandémie aussi va passer, tt ou tard. Merci d’avoir partagé tes belles fleurs!
    Je vous embrasse tous les deux, toi et Janine: prenez soin de vous!

    • Le confinement apparaît comme une nécessité vitale mais que d’inconvénient pour la vie de tous les jours , le commerce , le tourisme et l’industrie . On se sent enfermé dans un bocal . Heureusement le Piémont semble moins atteint que la Lombardie . Si je ne me trompe pas .
      Merci pour ton chaleureux commentaire Annalisa.

  25. wissh says:

    Hello Michel,
    I don’t want to tire you out, I know you always respond to all your friends, but you don’t need to respond to me. Honestly. I just want to tell you how very happy I am to see this post from you. I think of you and Janine so often and feel like I know your whole family too after all these years. I’ve been so worried not hearing anything. Understandably, of course. Dialysis took so much out of my husband too, he found it very exhausting. I wish you continued healing and hope you and Janine and all your children remain safe from this virus.
    Love,
    Christine ❤️

  26. LGail says:

    I am so happy to see you on the world wide web again!
    The flowers are beautiful and so is Janine. I hope you feel better soon and get healthy and feel like gardening and showing us your beautiful country.
    Stay well and I pray this Coronavirus passes by us all.
    Love, Gail

  27. atagrandma says:

    I too am glad you were able to post again. We ate a lot of poirot pomme de terre soup for supper when we lived in Africa, but it was not home-made. It came in envelopes and we just added water. Potatoes don’t grow well in that climate. The flowers are lovely and so cheerful. Lets all pray for each other during this time. Sending love to you and Janine.

  28. simplysuzu says:

    I am happy to see your post. I was really wondering how you have been doing when I last visited WordPress. I’m glad that you and Janine get to enjoy the beautiful weather and the nature.
    I hope that you’re healing, and staying well.

    Bon courage!

  29. Susan Joos says:

    Lovely to hear from you, Michel! This post was like a flower to me! We do not have so much of Spring here, yet. We do have some daffodils just beginning, which I always rejoice to see. Thank you so much for sharing you flowers with us!

  30. Caro says:

    Bonjour Papa, contente de te revoir sur le net… Le printemps se montre mais espérons que les températures fraîches ne brûlent pas tout…. Je vous embrasse bien fort Carole

  31. Melsworld says:

    Gorgeous!!

  32. Rachel says:

    It is always a pleasure to hear from you, Michel. It is good to see Janine and the garden. We are way behind with flowers. In fact, we have a possibility of snow tonight! I do not want it!
    The virus has changed some things, but for the most part, I am unaffected. It is very quiet. My best to the both of you!
    Your friend,
    Rachel ❤️🌹❤️

  33. Good Day Michel, nice to see you back. Weather getting better, so have been doing yard cleanup. John still limited on what he does. We are being very careful of the COVID-19. We have 3 cases as of today in our two counties. We go grocery shopping once a week, Dr. appts, if not cancelled. Thankful that our little plot of land is almost 1 acre…lots of room to roam about and get exercise. Hope all is going well for you & Janine during this nasty virus. Spring is finally here, so can be outside in the bright sunshine. Have a wonderful week. Marilyn ❤ ❤

  34. Blessing and Love to you and Janine and family. These times are when the world needs to unite and heal. God Bless ❤

  35. marica0701 says:

    I am happy to see any sort of post and update from you! I love all of the photos of the flowers. Take care and God bless you and your family 🙂

  36. Cheri N Herald says:

    It is wonderful to see your post. Your flowers and garden are beautiful as always. It must be nice for you to get outside in the fresh air. Prayers and good wishes for you, my friend. ❤

  37. murisopsis says:

    I am thrilled to see you posting again! I’m so sorry that Janine didn’t indulge you with some of the leeks… A creamy leek soup would taste so good! I’m surprise to see your flowers blooming. Here it is still winter no matter what the calendar says. Stay safe and healthy and give my greetings to Janine as well!

  38. Joyce says:

    michel, so good to hear from you again! life is challenging…. i’m thankful for the delicious leeks that janine was able to put in the freezer for later. you can enjoy them many times! and your flowers and thoughts are beautiful, as always. God bless!

  39. Julie says:

    Its lovely to hear for you , its a great lift to see that spring is here even though we cannot go out and enjoy it. The flowers in your garden are lovely

  40. Isabel Capillas says:

    Am extremely happy to see you post again after such a long time, Uncle Michel! Seeing Janine busy at the garden and imagining you taking photos of her and the pretty flowers is simply delightful ❤️ Take care always❤️💕❤️

  41. Marion says:

    So glad to see you again, Michel! 🙂 Really lovely photos of the beautiful flowers and of Janine. You would never be useless!! ❤ Please take care and sending you, (((hugs))).

  42. blb1 says:

    Thought I had replied Michel but don’t see it. Glad to see you back.

  43. iampeacenow says:

    Michel,
    The flowers are so lovely. Thank you for always being a ray of sunshine. Sending you positive thoughts for improved health. May you and yours be safe during this difficult time in our world.
    peace & love

  44. Isabelle says:

    Belles photos de Maman dans le jardin! Ca fait plaisir de vous voir profiter des premiers rayons de soleil! Ici aussi les fleurs de printemps sont arrivees et attirent les premiers bourdons, abeilles et autres! Nous vous embrassons tous les 2

  45. Anne says:

    Ô Bonjour,
    Ici l’on imagine d’emblée le bonheur d’une future quiche poireaux/jambon ou saumon … ou d’une simple soupe. Bon appétit d’avance et merci de ces bonnes nouvelles printanières !
    Amitiés, AM

  46. Zakiah says:

    So good to see you and Janine and your beautiful garden Dear friend Michel. Such lovely colors of the daffodils and narcissus and hyacinths. Does Janine make leek and potato soup? I once had it in a french restaurant. it was amazing.
    Stay well, be happy and be blessed. Love
    Zakiah.

  47. Alas, I have not been getting an email to tell me of your updates. I hope all is well with you and your family. Take care. love, E

  48. in says:

    GREAT garden!

    y’all are talented in this field indeed!

  49. nhislop says:

    I always admire your beautiful gardens, both vegetable and flowers! I am not much of a gardener, but I admire the fruits of the labors of those who are!

    I really doubt that anyone considers you useless! You are a truly kind and gentle man who contributes much to your family and to the world! I have enjoyed getting to know you through Xange, facebook, and world press. You contribute much to many lives and that is priceless!

    Please give my regards to your beautiful Janine!

  50. slmret says:

    Oh, Michel — how wonderful leeks are when they are fresh. Here, they are mostly found in grocery stores where they have been transported and processed for several days! And the daffodils are beautiful, too. I hope you and Janine are doing well — it’s no fun to be sheltering at home every day, though the rain we are having right now, unusual as it is, is welcome, both for the water it provides and for the fact that we are less anxious about staying home! Do take care and stay well!

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