April 25, 2010

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I started a new blog for my job. The children are so much fun to photograph! This is a long-legged paper man. Three girls created him together from scraps. 

Today I planted Coco Rubico Bush Beans, Dakota Black Popcorn, Taiwan Black Pole Beans, the mystery squash that sprouted inside itself (I labeled it pregnant squash), another type of bush bean (forgot the name),Buttercup Winter Squash, and Lungo Bianco Zucchini. The garden has reached its max. Tomorrow we'll dig up the front yard to plant potatoes. So long, grass!
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April 24, 2010

My favorite dog really likes head scratches these days. His porky legs trot up to me with haste and as I wiggle my fingers 'round his ears, eyes close and breathing slows to a soft panting. Sweet guy. He also gained ten pounds between March and April. You see, Wooly-Pig thinks it's cool to head-butt feed containers until they spill open, at which point, he eats the entire pile. Oh! And this morning I discovered a pine cone stuck to his dangling man-parts. I guess if they're wooly, that sort of thing happens sometimes. Very entertaining. I love him.
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April 22, 2010

sweet woolen carrots

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 I like this.
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more personal reference:

today I planted yellow plum tomatoes, beefsteak tomatoes, rutgers tomatoes, sweet peppers and cauliflower
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April 20, 2010

Well, I guess she doesn't want anyone to post her images without permission, so I'll give you the link instead. Shana Robbins. I like her "works on paper." Very earthy stuff. I want to see them up close. And touch them too!

(But it always aggravates me when artists don't allow you to copy and paste a drawing. An ethical debate, I suppose. As long as someone is not profiting from my drawings, I'm comfortable if he or she uses them in any way. Creative freedom is good. Art is something to build on... you know? Just my own opinion.)
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Yesterday I planted:
Common Yarrow
Wild Bergamot
Bee Balm
Ox Eye Daisy
Lemon Balm
Joe Pye Weed
Morning Glory

Tomorrow I will plant: 
Summer Savory
Garlic Chives
French Sorrel
English Thyme
Sweet Basil
Lemon Basil
Lime Basil
Cinnamon Basil
Spicy Bush Globe Basil
Holy Basil
Russian Tarragon
Italian Parsley
Greek Oregegano
Strawberry Spinach
Southern Giant Curled Mustard Greens
Bonsai Pak Choi
Ferry's Round Dutch Cabbage
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April 18, 2010

little me, big me

Once upon a time I was small. Today I planted carrots and rutabagas and onions with someone who is four years small this year. He told me he would dig stuff up, plant stuff, and then explode. He also says he's from a different planet. Whoa!
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mystery artist

 Does anyone know who made this illustration?
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April 17, 2010

this humble life

We live only a short hike away from the reservoir. So peaceful. I also washed two loads of laundry outside today, using an over-sized beer cooler. Life feels rugged and good. It's humbling. I recommend trying it. The photo of the seedling is actually one I found growing inside a squash from our garden. That squash was still good (and even gave birth) after eight months!
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April 16, 2010

I want to share one of my favorite places to visit. Get past the name, alright? I know it's easy to jump to conclusions. Hear me out. Some of the photos are disturbing. Some are emotionally pleasing to look at, like the house standing alone. But regardless of how they make me feel or how well I relate to the people or objects in the photos, they were taken. Those situations happened. And they're all a part of what makes us dwellers of planet Earth. Photo archives are a wonderful addition to the internet. The whole thing is an archive! And it's wonderful to contemplate things out of the ordinary. Thinking is a good thing to do. Especially when you don't limit yourself based on social constraints.

Oh I love the inter-web so much. Thanks Technology!
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April 14, 2010

I found these strange creatures here

We are currently taking turns painting the cabin glow in the dark.

This is disgusting and makes me want to bang my head against the wall.  WHY?

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April 10, 2010

Experimental oatmeal-graham flour-apple-ginger-honey-raisin-cinnamon muffins for breakfast. YUM. Updated portfolio layout, fixed a brick walkway, cleaned backyard, planned for chicken coop, root cellar, and extra storage awning for firewood. Still planning garden layout and planting schedule using companion guides, a Biodynamic calendar, and a book by Carla Emery. Jamie made bread and we are feasting. Chilly outside tonight.
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April 9, 2010

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I found this at a fellow "logcabineer's" blog:

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April 7, 2010

I started my new job as an assistant to the director of a Montessori School. The kids are really tiny... between two and six years old. Lunchtime is my favorite part. They sit at tables of four inside the classroom, set them before they eat, sing a song to thank the sun and earth for growing food, and when they are done they clear the tables two by two. (It's actually a bit more chaotic than that, but the idea is golden!)
This week we dug up our garden plot, cleaned out the pond, set fire to fallen trees and bamboo, and tomorrow will be the day for tilling the soil. 

We also have a land-line (with a rotary phone!) and I turned off my cell phone service. No tumors for me!

hopefully you can get past the corny music...
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