Saturday, May 2, 2009

So Much Happening

Behold, my first socks. Finished. Done. Pagewood Farms sock yarn in Sky Blue Pink colorway. They are sized 13, for my husband's big feet. A big, first project. But they look pretty alright. A Big thank you goes out to The Woman Who Can Do It All. It's her pattern, her help, her encouragement that got me through this. And now, of course, I am addicted. I'm working on a pair of Monkeys for me. In HandMaiden Casbah. Yum....

On the garden front... looks like I now have 3...

#1: Our backyard (200 sq. ft) - the winter garden is just about done, and summer crops are ready to go in;

#2: the Mayor of Main Street's backyard (900 Sq. Ft) - almost completely planted, with room for succession planting planned out. The Lovey did an AWESOME job putting in the irrigation system. We had a heck of a time getting the rocks out of the ground. I'll show you photos of that in another post; and

#3: We are in serious talks with The Architect, who has a 5000 sq. ft. back yard. Yes - that is right.... 5000. She wanted to plant a house back there. I have encouraged her to plant crops, and she has agreed! A retaining wall needs to go in first so we can re-grade the dirt to slope away from her house. All that will happen within the next few weeks. In the meantime, I will start seeds for part of the space and get them ready to go in the ground when the time comes. It will be a little late for California planting, but I think in the grand scheme of things, it will be ok.

And, let me introduce you to my three new children:

Solomon - age 3, Willis Stewart - age 1, and Piper Maru- age 2

All rescue cats. We were only going to come home with one, but the thought of someone splitting up Willis and Piper was heart-breaking (they LOOOOVE each other), and Solomon was so depressed that we couldn't leave him behind. All are doing well, fitting right in with the rest of the clan. Phew.

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