Thursday, May 27, 2010

foxes and tomatoes

well hello there... I haven't fallen off a mountain, or in to a river - just fallen off the blog bandwagon. a busy few weeks- friends in town from the east and west coasts, today two baby foxes and a mom were playing on the hill and we all stopped to watch them for a half hour... wonderful.
the garden is looking amazing...kale is huge, peas are looking good, 20 tomato plants in (60 more to plant- holy tomatoes!) and some even have green tomatoes on them already! onions and garlic are huge- radishes are looking good, and the greens, Swiss chard, basil, spinach and lettuce mixes are all growing. all week we have been working on some trellises for tomatoes and cucumbers- they are almost finished! here are photos of the main garden, all the beds i just mentioned, and the garden shed. we finished the trellises (it takes a long time to dig post holes and back fill them! who knew?) yesterday I cooked breakfast and lunch- I think breakfast tacos are becoming a weekly weekend tradition.
Today= holiday! frolicking in southern Vermont with friends, a trampoline and baby chickens!
more to come
happy weekend, friends!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

frosty frost

Sunday it snowed- this morning a layer of frost was all over the grass, and weeds...I hope that putting my plants under cozy blankets of reemay kept them warm enough!

Thursday, May 6, 2010


Tuesday night's dinner.
caramelized onion, grilled eggplant, basil i grew, cottage cheese, sharp white cheddar, spinach calzones (with dough from the fabulous dough recipe from vegan with a vengeance)
maple white balsamic grilled Brussels sprouts
huge local greens salad
plum upside down cake

so so so tasty

and a rainstorm brought a double rainbow!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

wed nes day

since last I wrote I've been a busy bee.
after edible forest fun camp I had a weekend class: root cellar design.
the language was pretty intense, lots of talk of R values and vulcanizing ... half of it was way over my head, but really interesting. the problem with weekend classes is balancing the "how much do i want to take advantage of everything here and learn ________" vs. how much do i need a day off vs. working (/class)12 days in a row... so i was pretty exhausted on monday. I've gotten onions in the garden and lots of weeding. I picked up my seedlings from the greenhouse across the road and the purple basil i started is beautiful!!! lots of good dinners and breakfasts- nice to be back in the kitchen. and monday i went to an amazing tea workshop at a local herb school. I will post photos of class, food, and frolic soon!
till then