Here and There

Friday, November 14, 2008

November and the ground is cold.

On Sunday we did some hard work in the yard. We composted all the tired ratty old summer garden and put fresh compost and soil back in the beds. This is satisfying because it's the ultimate personal recycling program: food scraps, yard waste and all my shredded office waste create rich black compost in which to grow food. Then we planted seeds.

We planted some cold weather crops for the winter. Basically any Spring crops can be grown in our microclimate for winter. We planted broccoli, spinach, lettuce, pole peas, beets and yellow beets. We also planted some hyacinth bulbs and narcissus in the summer flower bed. The anenomes are already putting up frilly tufts of leaves. They will probably bloom by January.

My next project is forcing some bulbs for Christmas time. Better get on that!

Thursday, November 13, 2008


This was outside my kitchen window November 5, 2008.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

You say "O", I say "Bama"

Stole this from Bora's Blog! Funny that Lily and Little O. are two of the ones that couldn't take their eyes from the coverage.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008


Sydney sent me some beautiful pictures of lilypads and this is one of them. I am nervous and excited about today, being election day and all. It's funny, I was slow to warm to Obama. I liked him and all, but I really wanted Hillary to get a chance. After she was out of the running and Obama was the candidate I was on board, but not in love. Maybe I was afraid to care very much. But now, despite myself I am really warming up to this guy. I really, really, really want him to be the President and I want his family to be the First family. I also like how he has a tab on his website for Hillary supporters to get involved.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Chicken Little

Just another independent little chick.

Gid and Lil in the corn maze.