Archive for May, 2007


Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

Whirled peas. I just realized that after whining and complaining that I thought I had killed off all my peas, I completely forgot to tell you when the things actually came up and started to flourish. Well, they did! Not nearly five hundred of them… I do believe that they got frosted to death after […]

Meet Oliver.

Thursday, May 24th, 2007

Oliver bolting down some cat food we brought. The last few times I’ve been to the Patch, this cat has run out from the woods to greet me. The first time I saw him, I’d just picked up our order of Amish food. I had a whole gallon of fresh, full-cream milk in my trunk […]


Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007

Photo © Josh McFadden The last of the broccoli came out yesterday, just in time to make room for 200 beans of 4 different varieties. I caught it too late to eat actual heads of broccoli, so instead we contented ourselves with the tender, delicious flowery stalks that each of the little pieces of the […]

When the weeds won’t leave.

Friday, May 18th, 2007

 Buttercups in flower. Photo © J. McFadden John Henry once told me, “It’s not really Spring until the buttercups flower.” I thought the meant that in a silly, fluffy, look- at- all- the- beautiful- blossoms kind of way. I should have known he was more interested in the work they represented than whatever loveliness they […]

Back to business.

Wednesday, May 16th, 2007

My parents, who were here for two weeks (hence the long silence from me, sorry!) have arrived back home – so it’s back to business as usual. Jobs and demands and deadlines and cranky bosses and daily life. -sigh-. It was a wonderful vacation while it lasted: a trip of a few days to Colonial […]