Saturday, July 26, 2008


I got my green card. Woohoo!!!
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Sunday, July 13, 2008

It's a kohlrabi!

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I was so motivated by yesterday that I was outside at 8am (in the rain!) pulling weeds and tending to my fruit/vegetable garden. I picked (is that the right it was more of a cut) my first home-grown kohlrabi....little green sputnik! Looks like another one will be ready in a week or so. Cauliflower looking very sad. I think the weather has messed it up. Corn, melon, tomatoes and cucumbers are taking over and the raspberry bushes seem to be growing nicely - definitely faster than the strawberry plants. Also testing out asparagus and some other stuff. I am using this as my test year to see what grows well. After all, the seeds/plants only cost a few $ in total so if something doesn't succeed it's not the end of the world.

While it rains I shall decide if I'm going to eat my kohlrabi raw or cook it or make it into something. It's currently occupying pride of place in my kitchen.

Yes, I know this is sad but I still get every excited at the prospect of eating home-grown, pesticide-free food.


Saturday, July 12, 2008


Went on the Garden Walk today. Wasn't planned but a friend had her garden in the walk and invited me over. Then I went to see some of the other gardens down her road. Two and a half hours later I was all walked out. There were a few inspiring gardens and it did motivate me to cut the grass although it was way too hot!
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Monday, July 07, 2008


Parked outside my window...
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Friday, July 04, 2008

Happy 4th

Greetings from Ellicottville! Well from the casino to be exact!
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