On Two Acres In Town

I'd much rather read than write so it's not much of a blog...

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

July 2015 Desktop Calendar




If it's July it must be France...

Sunday, June 21, 2015

No Going Back



The house looks like some sad, old bag lady with a purloined tiara but at least we've done something about our energy use. I'm not entirely sure when we offset the energy used to manufacture the panels, etc. but at the moment we're adding renewal energy to the electrical grid.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The Tyranny of Technology



I hate this thing. It cannot learn that I want to control my own HVAC.


Sunday, May 31, 2015

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Friday, February 27, 2015

Friday, February 20, 2015

Winter Weary



Snowmen made by a clever parking booth attendant up at SU.

Monday, February 16, 2015

A Record Low



The airport recorded a record low of -17º early this morning while the reading from the cottage was -11º. It seems we continue to be one of the few islands on the globe with temperatures below, rather than above average.

I bundled up yesterday and ventured out. I took care of the birds and realized the conditions weren't nearly as bad as I expected.

I still wasn't sure how much exertion I should extend in the cold so I pushed some of the snow to the periphery. It also took considerably more effort to lift the snow with the extra layers of clothing I was wearing. In the end I was sweating and more worried about heat prostration than getting chilled!

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Thursday, January 1, 2015

January 2015 Desktop Calendar


Harfian Herdi/Media Drum World

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Monday, September 1, 2014

Monday, August 11, 2014

My Very Own Indigo Rose



They seem to take a surprisingly long time to ripen but they are delicious and plentiful!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Garden Enemy #1



I couldn't find a photo of a munk eating an immature, green tomato, probably because no one would expect to see it. I couldn't believe it myself yesterday when I found a half-eaten tomato in the garden. I noticed two missing on the plants, one Stupice and one Rutgers, and I found the second under the lovage.

At least I think I trapped the culprit late yesterday and took it over to the owls at Green Lakes. There's no sign of predation this morning and the eggplant I set out yesterday look lovely.

The usual #1 garden enemy, the deer, have been oddly absent in recent weeks and the one groundhog we saw briefly seems to have moved on.

Still I'm keeping the possibility of a screened garden in mind.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

"Chef"



Best feel-good movie I'm likely to see this summer ahead of "The Boxtrolls" in September.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Indigo Rose



May, 14: by far the earliest date on which I have set out tomatoes.

They're only four cherry tomato plants set out in pots but they're planted where they're meant to grow: two different red varieties (Gardener's Sweetheart, a grape, and Fox Cherry) and two Indigo Rose the fruit of which I can't wait to see for myself.

The remaining pots are cleaned and ready. Now I wait for seedlings I ordered from Lazy Ox Farm in Missouri because I just couldn't grow tomatoes without including two of my favorites, Jaune Flamme and Snow White.