Monday, November 2, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Grape leaves are turning yellow, strawberry leaves turning red, bean leaves already yellowed and gone. Petunias still blooming!
I've found out why I am so drawn to Alaska in my gut, my family on one side comes from Norway, the north/western coast in the fjords. The gene for landscape survived the generation in FLAT Minnesota, was enhanced by my spawning ground on Puget Sound. How do they say WOO HOO in Norwegian?
Friday, October 23, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
The warmer weather helped, or course, but I tried some new permaculturey techniques, learned a lot and had great results. Canned a lot too! Also ate way too many fresh tomatos(if there could be such a thing, I need some "space" for awhile, ha).
Been knitting and crocheting a lot for the boutique in town (Red Berry), and hopefully for the new Mac winter farmer's market, we'll see! So many ideas!
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
My daffodils are also starting to have babies, there's lots of them this year(and Melaine gave me more to plant!). I LOVE daffodils because the deer won't eat them! So I can plant them everywhere!
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Saturday, March 14, 2009
This year I'll try doing the lettuce in big black plastic pots, that way I can move them to a more shady spot when it warms up. Acorn squash, spaghetti squash, cabbage. Tomatoes of course, last year was a bad tomato year, kinda cold for them. Peas, green (well yellow I like them better) beans, Corn. Hopefully I can score some more raspberry plants at the Master Gardener sale in May. I NEED more sunflowers!!!
I need to divide the daylillies--and I wonder what they taste like? I need to move the artichokes to a cooler but sunny spot. I think I'll try to train the native blackberries up on the wire fence this year instead of cutting them back(native ones are much better behaved than those himalayan beasts).
I've been saving up eggshells to put under the tomatoes and need to chicken pooperize the strawberries(and everything else).
I need more grapes too. And blueberries. And somehow trim the fir tree so the apple tree can have more sunlight.
So how much time will that take me?
Thursday, February 26, 2009
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Saturday, December 20, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Cous cous--put the stews on top
Mashed potatoes and gravy--for the faint of heart.
Alicha--a mild vegetable stew with potatoes, carrots, red onion, cabbage and green chilis.
Add in olives and lots of beverages, yum yum yum!
Of course I made four pumpkin pies for dessert--I would have been tarred and feathered if I didn't! A wonderful day spent with my sister cooking it all up at her house.
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Where You Can Find My Knit Designs
- ZigZag Yoke Pullover for Women/Classic Elite Yarns
- Swing Coat/Cherry Tree Hill Yarns
- Generation Gap Kid's Scarf and Hat/Fall 2006 Knitter's Magazine
- Doodles Hat and Pullover for Kids/Fall 2006 Knitter's Magazine
- Headin' East Women's Kimono Jacket/Fall 2006 Knitter's Magazine
- Snow Bunny Girl's Cardigan/January 2007 Creative Knitting Magazine
- Snowman Dance Kid's Pullover and Ornament/November 2006 Creative Knitting Magazine
- Monster Pillows/September 2006 Creative Knitting Magazine
- Pebble Rib Women's Jacket/September 2006 Creative Knitting Magazine
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