Archive for March, 2008

Handy little tools

Sunday, March 30th, 2008

I lost this site, and then just recently ran across it again and knew I had to share: It’s the Grow Guide from Weekend Gardener. It’s just what the wanna-be-organized-gardener needs in order to be able to juggle the sowing, hardening, and transplanting dates of a bazillion different veggies: For spring vegetable garden planning, select […]

Our own little cherry blossom festival

Saturday, March 29th, 2008

Our little weeping cherry is in its third spring with us, and looks like it’s enjoying itself considerably. This is the best spring show yet – I’m kind of sad that we won’t be around here for too many more years to see what it might eventually grow to look like. We’ve been lucky so […]

The sweet stuff

Friday, March 28th, 2008

My mead has been in the making since October, and it’s still not done! A Goblet of Mead, Makovsky Thinking for sure it’d be nearly ready for bottling after six months fermentation, I racked it to secondary tonight (siphoned it off the dead-yeast sediment at the bottom into another container) and ended up a bit […]

Maple Scones

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

NOM NOM NOM I got this recipe from my mother-in-law a few years ago. Biscuity, buttery, not-over-sweet, these maple scones are probably my favorite breakfast treat. I made them yesterday for a potluck and they were all snatched up! I had left these three at home in case that happened, so I’d have a few […]

More buds

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

Yay! Even the newest tulips I planted have formed buds! This particular one is an “El Nino” tulip. I could only afford about ten of them this year (because of all the other bulbs that I also bought, including, oh, 25 Daydream tulips!), but I hope they’ll be fruitful and multiply and eventually form what’s […]

Spring has sprung!

Sunday, March 23rd, 2008

Whenever I moan too much about how long winter is and when is spring coming and I’m sick and tired of grey weather, blah blah blah, I eventually end up being reminded that I really don’t have it all that badly (can we say “Canada”? Check out all the snow posted at Yarn Harlot!) and […]

Folkish flamenco

Saturday, March 22nd, 2008

I know I don’t usually post videos, let alone three in one day! But I found this one so beautiful that I just had to share it with you. Iron and Wine plays “Boy with a Coin” and is accompanied a group of breathtakingly talented flamenco dancers. If you love dance at all, watch this […]

2007 YouTube awards!

Saturday, March 22nd, 2008

Go here to see all of them in different categories such as comedy, inspirational, music, etc. But I have two definite favorites! 1) The Eyewitness category film “Battle at Kruger”, which is so amazing that it’s totally worth watching all the way through: 2) And the Comedy category film “Potter Puppet Pals in ‘The Mysterious […]

Identity fail

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

And the prize for most creative spelling of my last name goes to: Prestige Auto Glass, who came over to replace my old cracked windshield with impressive alacrity. Apparently (even after three repeated iterations of the correct spelling over the phone – I can only imagine how creative they would have been if I hadn’t […]

Little sweater #2

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

Poor Taco is awash in yarn already, and not even born. All part of my nefarious plan to make the baby a knitter like me. It’s made of “baby bamboo” (yes, spun bamboo) and is a polka dot pattern by Sublime. Bamboo is one of my very favorite fibers to knit with; as soft as […]