Here and There

Monday, March 29, 2010

Old Reliable

In our garden, this is the one thing that is always edible, all year round. It's a kale tree. We got it at Spiral Gardens and it bears really tasty kale. You just clip off the leaves and they grow back, fast. I like the texture of cooked kale a lot so I mostly use it as a supper vegetable, sauteed with onion, a little turkey bacon and then simmered with a little apple juice.

The chickens also like kale, so if a branch gets aphids we just toss it to them.

Yesterday I planted a lot of seeds--sweet peas and sunflowers all around the frontyard fence. I hope they all do well.

Thursday, March 25, 2010


I've been reflecting on the weekend, particularly the time spent on the farm. I love Disneyland and the dear people we traveled there with. It was terrific. But I've been thinking about how restful being at the farm was, how calm. It was so good to see cr! in her element there. So good to be barefoot there.

I was thinking about how much time I spend indoors. I know that it is just now Spring, but I really do spend more and more time inside instead of outside and it grosses me out. I need to be outside more. Lil and Mags need to be outside more. So I am resolving to spend time out on our small farm everyday. Even just a few minutes. So I know what's going on out there. So I feel the vitamin D going in. So I don't become pale and sickly. Outside! It is beckoning! Outside!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Fun times

Winnie the Pooh ride at Disneyland.

Picking carrots at The Abundant Table Farm.

Our picks at the farm. So beautiful! Not pictured: avocados and strawberries.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Mapping it out

I want to make a patchwork version of the skirt I made Lily. I love all the squares stacked up. Can't believe we're headed to Disneyland tomorrow. I am excited to see it at Springtime. Lily is such a bigger girl now--twice as old as this picture! She is almost as excited as me.

Monday, March 01, 2010


This is the best I could capture of the beautiful snow we saw in Tahoe this weekend. I have become obsessed with snowflakes and that they really do look like all the clipart pictures of snowflakes...but tiny. I was always confused about the whole thing, but now I understand and I can't get enough! I'm the lady who looks completely stoned, looking at my gloved hands in wonder.