Sunday, August 30, 2009

Well, the week ended with a mountain lion sedated in my neighbor's driveway. It was a young girl who had been tagged before so who knows what will happen to her. She must be interested in all the deer and little dogs around.

While all the police/open space ranger hub bub was going on, some kind of hawk perched on the fence post but she got away safely.

And the bees left our yard because the keeper wanted to move them to some field where the second alfalfa bloom was starting. After he left, I discovered a nice little jar of honey on the front stoop. Funny, we had gotten attached to the little buzzers.

Today, some chard and radishes are going into the garden.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Oh man, the smell of fresh basil is easily rivaling petrichor in the 'favorite fragrances' category. Yesterday, Cure Farms came through again with a massive end of summer CSA distribution. Basil, carrots, tomatoes, edamame, cukes, lettuce, squashes, corn - all amazing quality.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Sunday morning: The Gospel Train on KUVO, a stag in the yard adorned with a string of Christmas lights in the antlers, a cup of coffee and a cool fall breeze floating by. The sun moved into the sun space a couple of days ago so I know the dog days are coming up!

Monday, August 10, 2009

My interest in vernacular art has been growing and I've been considering becoming a full blown eccentric with the yard. I love the wolf in sheep's clothing and that waving mannequin in the background. At the very least, we're looking into scarecrows to decorate the garden area.
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Saturday, August 08, 2009

The zinnas came back in force with a little attention.
The garden is awash in chicory this year. Maybe all the moisture?
I moved an old compost heap to a new location and planted cherry tomatoes and potatoes where it used to be. What a prolific crop! This is next the fence along our property perimeter so I secured some wire fencing over the top to keep the deer out. They love, love, love my tomato plants. Seems to have worked. We got some Yukon Gold potatoes from last year's kitchen trimmings, too.