Mar 17, 2010
Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!
Here's some green:
Lazy American Version of an Irish Meal!
Yes, I know Corned Beef isn't Irish, but I can't find decent English or Irish bacon anywhere around here so it will suffice - at least I had fresh leeks and parsley! Besides with names like Erin, Finnegan & Lochlann I think it's okay if I refrain from wearing green and buttons that say "kiss me" and just get on with dinner already! I also know about the "no carrots" rule, but I'm not Catholic so I can get away with that one, too! But at least I didn't monkey with the Guinness. Hope you all have the Luck O' the Irish in your gardens, and don't forget to plant those potatoes!
Mar 16, 2010
Chicks with Chicks?!!!
Copied from the New York Times Magazine dated 3-11-10, interesting, and I guess this would include me since I am a stay at home mom whose family averages the same income as quoted! Not sure if I want to refer to myself as a Femivore yet, it sounds a tad angry man-hater-ish, lol... but it's better than SAHM! Now I understand my pull towards chickens!
The Story: (click the link)
By Published: March 11, 2010 PEGGY ORENSTEIN
Mar 15, 2010
My seed flats are now officially staging a hostile takeover. It wasn't bad this past weekend with temps in the 60's and sunshine some were spending the days outside and it didn't seem so crowded - so I started more...
Then the rains came and now some of the cold hardy plants that could go outside are camped in my kitchen again and they are literally on every available flat space, even perched on stools!
Today has been busy with a sick kid and seedling chores:
Like this. Is there any of us that doesn't cry inside a bit when we have to thin out seedlings? No, I'm not crazy enough to have put a bunch of extra tomatoes in the cells, they are all tiny seed herb thinnings! A highlight was that I had enough Thyme trimmings from legginess to use for chicken tonight!
Lemon Balm, Verbena
One of only 2 Artichokes that I got to sprout this year - I hope it lives!
Don't you just love those little "mitten" leaves on tomatoes?
That's all for now, I am now heading over to wintersown.org and see what they know, LOL! My fire code for vegetation limit has been reached - I think I will be doing this for all my marigolds and more stuff I haven't even started yet... I WANNA GREENHOUSE!!!!! (she says like a whiny 2 year old...)