er… Bullocks I mean - as in the Bullock Brothers permaculture homestead on Orcas Island.
Entries Tagged as 'Minutae'
August 29th, 2009 · 3 Comments
May 14th, 2009 · No Comments
This winter I purchased a one pound package of “chicken lettuce” from Wild Garden Seeds. This mix is made up of seed that was passed over for inclusion in regular seed packets due to rain stains, excessive chaff or lower germination rates. But it is cheap - a one pound package was $19 (do you [...]
May 7th, 2009 · No Comments
The first of this month was my birthday. Our dogwood in the backyard always tends to bloom within a week or two of my birthday every year and puts on a chorus of color with the emerging lilacs, tulips and iris. Although May tends to be a generally soggy month in this part of the [...]
April 23rd, 2009 · 1 Comment
In my earlier posts this week I forgot to mention that I had a minor Wordpress freakout earlier this month which resulted in many of your comments (and my replies) being sent to the WP spam folder. Due to the insane amount of spam comments I get each day it is going to take some [...]
February 26th, 2009 · No Comments
Yep - this is what I woke up to today. All of the seed planting and gardening glory of last week buried under a couple inches of snow. I know for those readers in the Northeast you are probably tired of listening to me whine about the miniscule amounts of snow that drop upon us [...]
January 25th, 2009 · 7 Comments
Well once again I ended up taking a unintended week off from blogging (aside from my little post on Tuesday when I just had to express my delight at seeing that helicopter take off from the capital). I went down to Oregon to visit my grandparents last weekend and had a good time catching up. [...]
January 2nd, 2009 · 9 Comments
My Dad dropped by yesterday with a big surprise. For any of you who have been reading for a while, you have already listened to me whining and complaining about the price and rarity of stoneware crocks. Big crocks are the most useful tool for many of the lactic fermentation projects I want to start. [...]
December 18th, 2008 · 2 Comments
In an earlier post I mentioned that if it was going to be this cold here, it would be nice to have some real snow to accompany it. Well, it came! A day later than the forecast, but here on Thursday evening I am comfortably snuggled in front of the computer, a jelly jar of [...]
December 15th, 2008 · 17 Comments
How could you turn away from those faces just wanting a scruff?
I mentioned in a previous post that we headed down south to farmsit for the weekend for a friend who is currently in Kenya. A stormfront blew in on Friday night and rewarded us with increasing snow flurries on our way down. We took [...]
December 10th, 2008 · No Comments
These two have managed it - but it seems I have little to share lately. I’ve been doing a lot of mental processing and spinning for the coming year and it seems about all I can do to get my Dark Days posts up on time, much less anything else. I’ve been reading garden porn [...]