Archive for December, 2010

That’s IT?

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

I finally got around to shelling all those beans I had drying in the sunporch, and this is the grand total: 4.6 ounces. Ounces. Ok I know the deer mowed the bushes badly before we got to harvest, but really, 1/3 of a pound? It’s barely more than I planted to begin with.

Under cover

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

The recent low temperatures have killed off my volunteer potato plants (as I knew they would but hoped they wouldn’t), but there’s still plenty of stuff alive in the garden as long as you peek under the covers. Front to back: chard, leeks (tiny!) carrots, arugula (left), spinach (right), scallions & red lettuce (left), kohlrabi […]

Just in time for the Advent

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

The boxes are finished and the Adventing has begun. I brought in an 8-foot tree branch (it had fallen in the recent rainstorm) to act as our advent tree. It looks great in the kitchen but it sheds loose bark like crazy. Today after Sofía helped me me fill each box with a single piece […]


Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

I’ve been meaning to do this for a long time. It’s the beginnings of a tote for carrying cleaning supplies between bathrooms and kitchen on cleaning day. See, I only keep one bottle of each cleaning solution at a time because if I were to keep one in each place that would mean four bottles […]

Continuing the Advent

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Sofía helped me put together the advent calendar today. Together we wielded paintbrushes full of ModPodge. She slopped it on to the containers – mostly – and I evened it out and applied the paper strips. I expected her to get bored long before we were finished, but she stuck it through (barely!) to the […]