|spinach n endive|
|The empty lot with neighboring house|
This is the beginnings of building soil on the lot. We don't have plans to grow food here, but would like to have areas to sit and hang out, maybe a water storage tank for water running off the roof, and native plants, flowers, and other perennials for pollinators and habitat.
The lot looks so stark now, I am excited to get going on building some soil for it and get some coverage for it's nakedness. I have visions of trench composting with veggie trimmings Jason could bring home from the restaurant he works at covered with wood chips that a tree trimming company might be willing to drop.
|Log round terrace with wood, compost and straw on the uphill side|
|Pigeon spinach and Clodia endive seeded last fall and now about 3" tall in March|
|Greens (before I raked out the straw and filled in any holes with lettuce and arugula)|
|Uncovered hoop with winter killed arugula and parsley and spinach that is alive and kickin'|
|What to do when it is raining and you want to seed some rows? Put your seed in a metal tin, and bring a hand towel!|
|Alpine Strawberries: Alexandria|
|Alpine Strawberries: Alexandia, and Onions: Red of Tropea, Cortland, and Red Marble|
|Shallots: Conservor and Zebrune|
|"WTF is on my back?"|
|"I will rip this thing off me if it's the last thing I do"|
|"What's up girl? I just tried to pluck a feather off your back and draw blood but all I got was a mouthful of fabric!" |
"I don't care; get this thing off me!"
|Close up of bees with sugar candy|
|Peeking in top of the hive|