April 2011



I begged for it, pleaded for it and now…it is finally here. A new computer! (Oh, and Spring showed up too!) So, here’s my first post on the new Mac. I shall age myself here – it has been 16 years since I was on a Mac. Here we go…

We started seeds last weekend.  Let me say it again. LAST WEEKEND. I mentioned in a previous post that we use heat mats under our seed starting trays. Well guess what, folks! EVERYTHING has started. Weeeeeell, not everything, the cilantro seeds have not. (Bastards!) But, all the others have. Crap. They are going strong. Very strong. Like, uh oh, did I start the beans too early? Also, the Edamame looks good. Edamame and I have a very interesting relationship. I planted more. I know, I know, I’m just asking for disappointment, but dammit, I’m going to have a bowl of steamed edamame with a pinch of salt that I GREW MYSELF.

 

Seedlings!

 

 

 

 

 

Crocus

 

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DaisyPatch Farm – Glog Post. Forgive me Father for I have sinned. It has been three weeks since my last post.

Sorry for being gone so long. Life gets in the way of writing, no matter how good my intentions or my electronic to-do list with reminder alarms. I love writing this blog, however, so resolve to spend more time here. I suppose I should be able to do that considering it is April 1 and f’ing snowing outside. Not a small amount of snow, but a good covering of the thick slushy stuff too. Grr.

Really Mother Nature? I was going to rake the hay off the garden beds this weekend. (Hahahaha, I had a typo and almost raked the “gay” off the garden beds. How does one do that? Would I use a “gake?” Ok, ok, enough of that.) Anyway, where was I? Right, hay. So, as you probably have read in prior posts, because you are a DaisyPatch devotee and have read all my musings, you know we had 4+ feet of snow on the ground for most of the winter. Snow melts, pull back the frost blankets and lo and behold, lettuce. Alive. (Yes, I said, “lo and behold.” I know no one from the last few generations uses the phrase “lo and behold,” but I stand by my choice because I am an independent thinker and am ok in my own skin (she said defiantly, hands held on her hips in a Superman pose.))

Anyway, where was I? Right, lettuce. So, we have lettuce. And it is alive. It looks like crap, but it is alive. And we all know that we must put away our preconceived notions of pretty food when growing it ourselves and be ok with better, yet uglier food. So, what did I do with said lettuce? Yeah, it is still there and now we have more snow. Whatever. Now that I know it will withstand 4 feet of snow for 3 months, it can handle a goddamn weekend covered in a bit more snow whilst I stay inside in my snuggie and and read my first issue of Urban Farm (thanks big sis!)

Gake. God that’s funny.