Archive for June, 2010

Matchy matchy

Saturday, June 12th, 2010

Sofía and I went through two of my many bins of fabric scraps the other day. We took out all the big pieces that we didn’t want, refolded them, and heaped them in a “Freecycle” pile. The bits that were never actually going to get used and too small for anything got trashed or composted, […]

Good Blues

Friday, June 11th, 2010

The hydrangeas are blooming outside. I’ve been waiting for so long to see what kind they are. I had been hoping for white – as it turns out, they’re all blue. That’s fine too, because really I was expecting more pink. The hostas are sending up their lilac-budded flower scapes at the same time. I […]

Proof that reading increases communication skills

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

Sofía’s quite a fan of Dr. Seuss’ Cat in the Hat, and she’s started quoting lines from it during day-to-day conversations. For example, instead of just saying “No, I no like it” as she used to, she now says “Don’t like it, not one little bit!” She’s very emphatic about it, too. And yesterday she […]

Spring in a jar

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Sofía and I went by our local farmer’s stand this past weekend and got 6 quarts of local strawberries. They gave us enough for a big bowl for fresh eating, a strawberry-banana pudding, and a fresh-strawberry pie. And of course we can’t forget the preserves: 13 jars – mostly pints – of strawberry jam. I […]

She knows

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Sofía’s diapers are adorned with prints of various Disney characters cavorting around in animated glee. Today she pointed two out to me: “Dis is Mick-key Mouse. Dis is da Min-nie Mouse.” Then she looked me straight in the eye and yelled urgently: “HE WANTSA YOWA MONEYS!“

Chicken times!

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

I had been putting off letting out the chickens to free-range because I only wanted to have to build one fence, the 8′-tall deer fence, so I was waiting to turn out the chickens until I had that done. Turns out that’s probably not going to happen this year, though; the county requirements make the […]

Bwak bwak bwak

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

The chickies are no longer little chicks! They’re three months old, so I guess they’re pullets now? I should probably know that. Here’s a better picture of Penguin the Australorp, so you can see how his tail sticks up – you can see it in the above picture too. We think he’s a rooster. Above […]

May Farm

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

May has come and gone, and the farm is flourishing. Sofía walks down towards the chicken coop past the onion/strawberry bed. The onions are budding and will soon be yellowing and getting ready for harvest. They’re interplanted with the strawberries – eventually the strawberries will fill the bed entirely as a matted row, but until […]