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

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Fresh Air

The tomato seedlings are outside in a place where they can get their first sun with some protection, on a table where the chipmunks have difficulty getting into them. The plants had outgrown the lights on the porch and some have flower buds so they're in good shape for the garden next week after the last bit of work on the reconstructed beds.

Friday, May 30, 2008


The seed was a year old and I wasn't sure of the viability so I cast it thickly. Renee's Garden seed, Monet's Garden Mesclun & Heirloom Cutting Mix, must have had close to 100% germination because it is now a thick mat of very slowly growing lettuces and a pain to thin. Still the flavor of the 'micro greens' with a drizzle of good olive oil, some Malden salt and fresh ground pepper makes the chore worthwhile.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

At Least One Too Many

I should admit upfront that we have no business owning two acres. The Mister, also known as The Tenant, has no discernible interest in the place. He's content to duck all kinds of overgrown vegetation (and to risk breaking an ankle in one of the various holes in the yard) when he does his one chore, mowing.

I had all but given up walking around the far side of the garden for fear of getting poked in an eye by a dead branch of a huge, old honeysuckle. The near side was getting almost as bad so yesterday I cut back big branches of choke cherry, elm and the damn honeysuckle along with some lesser stuff. Maybe not apparent to anyone but me, but a big improvement nonetheless.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Day Observed

It's just incredible how quickly the eyas grow. It seems about time for the banding.

Monday, May 19, 2008


We collected a few morels on Friday and they went right into a risotto. Rain yesterday so maybe a few more this week.

Friday, May 16, 2008

4 in 2008

Way too much time this week watching streaming video of the falcons, trying to see if there's a fourth eya. Yesterday, finally a clear view of all four.