Sunday, March 30, 2008
While I was working on this my neighbour came by to tell me that the woman we bought this house from 9 years ago had died. She would have been in her early nineties and she was a gardener (and a food preserver) too. (her obvious love of gardening in this yard was the reason we bought this house) Interestingly, last weekend when I was working on this blueberry job, I was thinking about her. There was a car driving by slowly having a look at our place and I recalled that I hadn't seen her drive by for awhile, and wondered if it was her. (after she sold to us she used to have her family drive her past here every once in awhile, so she could have a look) So, yesterday I hoped that it had been her driving by the prior weekend (my neighbour told me she had been in town for Easter weekend), and that she had been happy to see her old home, and pleased with my changes. I also hope that she knows she left her gardens in good hands.
Saturday, March 29, 2008
We took some of the wire that was left over from our potato growing bin, wrapped it in leftover landscape fabric, and that was it. It took about 10 minutes. Our dog is on a raw diet, he eats veggie mush and raw meat with bones; his poop is white-ish and dry, rather like bone meal. (is that too much information?) I think it will compost quickly and easily without any smell. We plan to just toss it in the bin with some leaves or grass clippings. I think I might grow some flowering vine-like thing up it too. And yes, my husband does think that I am weird.We live on a pretty regular size neighbourhood lot, but I think that this is unobtrusive enough to not cause too much alarm in the 'hood. :-)
**Rebecca - those are the rescued rhodos.
Friday, March 28, 2008
-Henry David Thoreau
Me too!! Me too!! I'm also prepared to expect wonders. And wonders I shall have. :-)
Thursday, March 27, 2008
This one went in the get rid of box but then I pulled it back out to have a closer look.
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
At any rate, I don't think any visitors will complain about seedlings getting prime space in our home, because it is these very plants that provide the ingredients to make the salsa that we give to all our friends and family.
Monday, March 24, 2008
My husband doesn't even flinch anymore when I start ripping out grass.E discovering blooms on the Hazelnut trees, the male blooms are the catkins above, and the female blooms are the little blossoms below.The flowering Almond just about to start bursting into bloom, this will be stunning in another week or so.And time for weekend company as well.
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Friday, March 21, 2008
And yes, I do realize what an excellent husband I have. We've been busy plotting, scheming, dismantling and building for most of the day on all kinds of projects, something know as the "it's never just the one thing" event, around here.
Thursday, March 20, 2008
I made a cream soup substitute with some olive oil, flour and broth. I added some grated cheese, steamed broccoli and grated carrot. This made 8 calzones and then the other 8 were our usual pizza type. My plan was that we would eat 2 each for our dinner and then have 2 each left for our lunch the next day. Ha ha ha ha...the best laid plans and all that, my guys were practically rolling on the floor in hysterics when I said that. There are 2 left in the fridge for lunch.As soon as the spinach I planted is ready to eat I will be making spinach, feta, garlic ones to take on our hikes too. And I will be making a quadruple batch, so there. Delicious!