Seed collection before order Yesterday Amie and I spent hours looking through the seed catalogs and the seeds I have left over. In the end I opted to go just with Fedco. In my defense, I ordered very few seeds last year! 249 – Maxibel Bush Haricots Verts OG ( C=8oz) 298 – Windsor Fava Bean […]
Computer crashed while saving a file. Two days of work gone. My garden design image had 82 layers (some of them very complex). All but 2 are lost. Need a calming tea. Amie is grinding it up in the mortar for me: chamomile flowers, echinacea leaf, rosehip, and a tiny bit of licorice root.
I took this image two days ago. By now the snow is mostly all melted away. Two things catch my eye here. One: the panels, being black and smooth, shed the snow pretty easily. Two: the rest of the roof was still covered in snow, indicating good insulation. This is a screenshot of our production […]
I’m not going to shovel snow because it will all have melted away by Monday. That’s what I’ve decided. I’m nibbling from the warm cannellini dish which was meant for dinner. On a low fire fry finely sliced garlic with thyme, pepper and salt in a good amount of olive oil, until the garlic is […]
We will remember within what walls we live, and understand that this level life has its summit…. and we have only to stand on the summit of our one hour to command an uninterrupted horizon. H.D. “Thorough” (as I now properly pronounce it), “A Walk to Wachusett” Last year, in April, we held a Transition […]
I liked Bill McKibben’s essay, “Armed with Naivety”, for TomDispatch a couple of weeks ago. In it he proclaimed his New Year’s resolution: My resolution for 2012 is to be naïve — dangerously naïve. I’m aware that the usual recipe for political effectiveness is just the opposite: to be cynical, calculating, an insider. But if you […]
The view from my driveway this morning, some hours after the rains stopped and some hours before the wind cleared out the sky.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzI1SbSpBZc&feature=youtu.be I like this beautiful video, produced by Climate Desk, because it brings climate change home to us. Martha Carlson: “Anyone can see a picture of the polar bear but what does it look like in *my* backyard with *my* animals or *my* plants?” Bringing it home, where it has been all this time, of course, […]