Tuesday, January 27, 2009

back on track

had a productive day off work and put in this shelf for succulents and hop cuttings.

Just a few of the now happier cacti on the window shelf. Plus this will give us more room for starting tomatoes, chiles and onions next month.

Saturday, January 24, 2009


below is the seed order we just placed with Botanical Interests, it should be all we need, and we are already talking about putting more 1/2" line on the other side of the house for mainly "three sisters" (corn, beans and squash) and of all the seed i planted last week (tues. i think) the pinto beans are already up and we are expecting corn any day. this is a trial to see what germinates and how quickly. but only the stuff we saved, or bought from farmers. we also have ten or so pounds of extra planting garlic that was supposed to be for eating but sprouted and some was moldy, so i transferred it into a mesh-cloth bag in the shed.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

all technology on the fritz, but homebrew seems fine

just to explain the title here...the camera now works only when it feels like it, and the vcr is just spitting out any tape you put into it..i'm sure there are other things not working around here, these are just the most recent.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

good start to 2009

my bounty from the farmer;s market this morning, plus some delicious oatmeal cookies from Carol
later on I cut quite a bit of fire wood and wheel-barrowed it all to the road and loaded the Chevy