It’s been quiet around here lately.
No lie – I’ve been trying to cut back on the daily computing.
I’ve been needing to get outside.
Luckily, the weather was warm over the weekend, so we headed out to the garden for some peace – and hard work.
But when I knelt down by our carrot patch, where that crisp orange smell still lingers in the soil, I knew I had to raid our little seed bank.
As usual, I sowed ’em thick – two rows of traditional carrots, one row of purple carrots, one row of beets and one row of root parsley.
And the dogs tend to love tasty roots as much as we do.
I’m hoping for a bumper crop of root veggies this summer.
In the meantime, the fruit trees are full of buds and dozens of onions are just begging to be trimmed as garnishes or dug up for roasting.
And there are wild things to harvest.Come back tomorrow to learn about the weeds we’ve been eating and a recipe!
Have you begun gardening yet this spring?
In a follow-up to last week’s snowstorm, Snowpocalypse II dumped another 10-12 inches across the metro, and pretty much shut down the city.
The dogs and I didn’t mind too much, since it was perfectly possible to
snuggle get work done on the couch in the home office.
And then, suddenly, it was no longer possible to be so productive. Right after I snapped that Instagram of Charlie Machete playing office, we heard a loud pop across the street.
A transformer had exploded, and the power would be out for the next 20 hours or so.
Reportedly, some 100,000 people lost power at some point during the storm.
As one of them, I feel incredibly lucky that friends and family offered us a respite from the cold overnight.
Bonus: The sleeping accommodations included a fireplace and Charlie Machete’s spastic girlfriend Roxy.
Wherever you are today, I send you warm wishes!