Traumatically, my computer died last week. I've partially revived it, but it's functioning on artificial life support, and can't survive without it. I was very concerned that I'd forever lost all my family photos and videos, my current assignment (due in two days), and my Sims; I'm not sure which I'd mourn the most. But I'm relieved to announce the photos, videos, and assignment have all been salvaged and the rescue of the Sims is imminent.
I feel so proud of myself: I'm a runner. I started running a couple weeks ago, with the couch to 5k program, and can now run a full 15 minutes at a time. I like to take my dog Beauty out with me in the evenings when Partner returns from work. I've often admired Beauty, for her ability to constantly run; I thought, my body is designed for that kind of action, too. Running makes me feel strong and empowered; and my goal is to participate in the local fun run next year. Maybe Beauty will too.
My new cherry tree has a grand total of five cherries,
just turning yellow now. I tried to drape a net over it, to keep the
birds off them. I think I need more practice. It's already fallen off
As do the weeds and slugs. I read that most of the weeds that grow locally are edible to humans. I'm not sure about the slugs, but I know the snails are, too. If you're into that sort of thing. I harvested my first garlic bulb--not quite mature in size, but fantastic taste, and the smell permeated the whole house. Lucky we love garlic! My peas also finally have a few flowers. I sowed the seeds in several intervals, hoping to get a semi-continuous crop over the summer. The youngest are about six inches tall, and the eldest about five feet tall. Oh! And Franklin and I ate the first of the carrots, straight from the ground--soooo tasty.
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
When those runner beans finish at the end of the year, we'll clear it out to ground level and incorporate it into the rest of the garden. I'm thinking raspberry bushes. It's a private little spot with the garage on one side, a wall at the front, and next door's shed on the other side.
Oh and I'm saving those elder logs for a hugelkulture bed later this year. I'm really excited to try it out--I've been hinting to Partner we should cut down the other three elders on the edge of our property so I can use those logs too.