Plants, animals, and people living in Coastal North Carolina are influenced by large, shallow bodies of water, called "Sounds." The Sound's daily influence can be a challenge or a gift. The word "sound" also means "in good condition; not damaged, injured, or diseased." Sound Harvest and Garden will try to reflect both those meanings, as I aim for sound vegetables, herbs, chickens, eggs, and ornamentals, all from my home by Core Sound.
We are in that in-between time. I know that weeks of cold weather remain, but the longer hours of daylight and stronger sun have me thinking "spring." Apparently the garden feels the same. Here is a quick shot of lactino kale, a winter crop growing well right now, sautéed for dinner, and one of a rosemary bush in full, purple bloom. Both are from this week here on the coast.