This is my 1000th post

and August marked my fifth year of blogging.

I love how lush the greenhouses look in the summer

So I took a week off to celebrate!  Hah.  Hardly.  As usual, we’re just terribly busy at this time of year.

The “other” ingredient in peach salsa:  fleshy tomatoes and fiery peppers

And of course the primary ingredient of peach salsa

I will mention one thing that was quite noteworthy and decidedly pleasant.  I met a blogging friend last week!  This marks the first time I have ever met a fellow blogger in the flesh, and it was a delight to break bread with The Slow Cook’s Ed Bruske and his wife Lane.  They’d been vacationing in Pentwater, a good two miles up the lake from us.  It was nice, after years of reading and commenting and emailing…to meet!  Hopefully it won’t be another five years before it happens again.

17 responses to “This is my 1000th post

  1. Thanks for having us, El! Seeing your place was an inspiration. I hope you don’t mind me sharing with your readers that the home-grown chicken you roasted was divine, as were all the vegetable trimmings from your garden. And the goodies you sent us back to Pentwater with were a huge hit–the fresh eggs, the goat cheese, the pickles. We had the peach salsa with grilled brats, then later with a a goat cheese/grilled vegetable omelet. As you’ve shown through your blog, it’s amazing the food you can grow on a small plot of land. Kudos to you.

  2. Congrats on your 1000th, El. Peach salsa! I should probably look into that, but since I don’t have my own peach harvest to “manage,” I’m guessing that any peaches that come my way will go straight into the old piehole.

  3. Congratulations, El. I’m so glad you wrote that first one! Sharon

  4. I, too, am glad to have found you on the intergalactic highway. Maybe next time we get up that way, we can finally get together and meet.

  5. Wow, congrats! I wonder how many hoops were constructed in the last 5 years due to your promotion? 🙂

    Have you posted your peach salsa recipe? I always find fruit-only sweet salsas, but want a hotter one with tomatoes too, have made the summer-salsa in the ball book (with pears too), but its not quite what I’m after.

  6. Here’s to the next 1000 and 3!

  7. here’s to a thousand more! glad you’re around 🙂

  8. What is the traditional gift for the 1000th? I’m mentally sending you a pair of lovely gardening gloves….it’s the thought that counts.
    I consider myself one of your lucky fans who benefits from your great ideas. Thank you.

  9. El, you’ve been such an inspiration since I found your blog (through a link from The Slow Cook if I remember correctly… :)! Thank you for so generously sharing what you do.
    I met Ed myself last year when I invited him over to come from big Washington to first Washington. He is quite handy when you have a few turkeys and a lamb to carve for an hungry crowd. I am just saying….

  10. I believe the proper salutation on this auspicious moment is:


    1000 posts, and hardly a wasted word in any of them. You are indeed an inspiration, El. Warm congratulations.


  11. Congratulations on your 1,000 post!

  12. 5 years and 1000 posts – quite an accomplishment! Thanks so much for sharing your life with the interwebs. We are inspired.

  13. Congratulations! I think everyone with soil-covered hands is busy right now. Here’s to many more years of gardening and blogging.

  14. Congratulations and thank you! I have so appreciated your writing over the past few years, and am grateful to have encountered you in blogworld! Lots of gratitude to you for the perspective, camaraderie, advice, wisdom, and sense of humor … and long live fast grow the weeds!

  15. THANK YOU, EVERYONE! Blogging started out for me as my lonely voice in the (putative) wilderness of the country but fortunately it’s been answered, well answered, by the comments here. I feel like I “know” so many of you. That’s been the biggest delight: this sharing, this ongoing conversation.

  16. El I have to say yours is my most very favoritist blog. I heart ya!

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