April 12, 2017
It has been a great year as our website traffic has doubled from where it was when we revised the website and rewrote it using the latest HTML5 and CSS and upgraded its responsiveness and ranking in the search engines. Thanks to weebly.com and Addison Multimedia, our webhost.
Our 2016 crop was small in number but of good quality and our 2017 crop is looking pretty good as well. Won't sell much, if any, this year as I will replant all of it that is of good size and eat the smaller ones. This year I have a couple of varieties new to me in Aglio Rosso, a Creole from southern Italy and Rose du Var, a Silverskin from France.
I have been overwhelmingly busy this past year as garlic has continued to increase in popularity and I get lots of email and phone calls that keep me busy.
Wow! Has it been a year already? It has been a good year, website traffic-wise. We had a 10% to 33% increase over prior year in page views though we have no idea how many of those came from India, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, Africa, Europe, etc. A lot of people from all over the world visit my website to learn about garlic, mostly Americans, of course, but not all.
We have enjoyed a fabulous wildflower season this year and it looked a lot like the picture above but with more reds (Indian Blankets) and purples (Bergamot). The rains that broke our drought have rewarded us with a magnificent wildflower display for sticking it out. Things were starting to look brown all over until the rains and now everything is in fresh bright, eager shades of green.