Archives for September 2012

Saturday Garden Journal

I apologize for missing garden journal last weekend! I am still working to get my garden ready for the winter, and we are still harvesting a little here and a little there. My fall garden is not as fabulous as I had hoped it would be, but I won’t complain. Caterpillars need to eat too, right? The chickens have also discovered the garden, and like to spend the late afternoon there.  I am remembering why we gave our last flock away, although this time around I am thinking about fencing.  I want both:  chickens and a garden.


garlic is coming up

honeybees and marigolds!

lettuces and beets:  if I remove the netting the birdie girls scratch and mess them up!

yes, you.

crimson clover:  planted in September as a winter cover that will bloom next May


birdhouse (? my memory is so bad) gourds

We found a little clutch of eggs in the back garden. (The back garden used to be a flower bed, but now it’s overgrown with weeds, but I’m going to start calling it the back garden anyway.)

The bright low growing green in the middle left is crimson clover.  The thick bushy green in the middle right is sweet potato.  We will wait until frost to dig them I think.  I read that sweet potatoes need to be cured at 80 degrees or so and very high humidity for 10 days.  How are we to achieve that?  Should we lay them out on the ground and cover with clear plastic out in the sun?  I guess I need to start googling “how to cure sweet potatoes.”

How is your garden growing?

Yarn Along

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I’ve had very little time for knitting in the past week, which is difficult, but true.  I’ve only managed to work on Keats’ vest because it is mindless round and round knitting.  He, by the way, isn’t helping me with it as I had hoped he would.  It’s baseball season, and I guess he’s preoccupied.  I’ve got three skeins of gorgeous Madelinetosh wound and ready for a new project, but just can’t seem to get started.  I am also working on something very practical and frugal for Seth’s upcoming birthday, but I’ll keep that a secret (Seth reads my blog.)  Really he knows about it, but I am pretending that he doesn’t.

I am absolutely loving Far From the Madding Crowd despite the fact that there are frequently words if not entire sentences that I don’t understand.  With reading time precious and spare, who has time to grab a dictionary every other minute?  Not I.  I get the big picture, and that’s what counts.


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