As January rolls on and I've been receiving seed catalogs and emails from my favorite seed companies, I'm itchin' to start a garden here at our new location near Guffey, CO. Our house is well along the way, and we hope to be able to move in by the end of February. (see Mountain Gaitway) However, the house won't really be "done". There will be continuing work to complete the interior, even after we've moved in. I'm afraid I won't be able to do much of a garden this year, and am not yet looking at the catalogs.
I do hope to begin with a few things just to get started, such as a salad garden, and hopefully I'll be able to get in some perennials, such as asparagus and berries, so they can get a start. It will be fun to determine where to put things and gradually get them going! We do plan on putting up a greenhouse, perhaps in time for fall 2016.
I've begun a little thinking and researching about high-altitude gardening, including designing a garden to keep the deer, rabbits and ground squirrels out. There will be much more on that in the years to come.