My office had a “bad poetry contest” last week, and I thought I’d share the poem I wrote. An Ode to Fava Beans In my garden there are many plants, and on those plants there are many ants. By the hundreds they crawl, up and up – so tall. “What are they doing up there?”, … More An Ode to Fava Beans
I feel more officially a Californian after visiting both Yosemite National Park and Lake Tahoe last week. My travel companions and I also stopped in the state capital, Sacramento, but the city can’t compete with the natural beauty of mountains and lakes. Before this trip when I pictured Nevada, I definitely didn’t picture this. Hiking down … More Yosemite + Lake Tahoe + Finished Bed Frame = Happy Kelly
Some of you may know that I’ve recently started building my own headboard and bed frame. I figured the next logical step from refurnishing old furniture, was to build something of my own. In need of both a headboard and bed frame, I thought this would be a good place to start. It’s been several … More My first construction project
Thank you Mother Nature for the wonderful gift of rain this past week. I could actually see plant growth from day-to-day. Pretty neat. Due to what was a very rainy Saturday, I worked on some more DIY projects inside, including making this cool pillow. I found a pillow at a thrift shop for a couple … More Rain does a garden good…
One of the things I’m most looking forward to about living in California, is the ability to grow food almost entirely year round. I’ll be leasing a community garden plot starting in just a few weeks, but this past weekend I got my home garden well underway. Limited to a space in my landlord’s yard … More Gardening in February? Okay!
Over the past couple months I’ve begun sprouting lentils for use in legume and grain salads, as well as for topping on more traditional vegetable-based salads. My mother has a collection of seeds that she’s been wanting to sprout, and I was more than happy to sprout them for her. I may have been slightly overzealous … More My continued experiment with sprouting
The window sill planting box, pictured below, was given to me along with seeds to plant in it. The seeds are for “Mini Carrots”, “Mini Peas”, and “Mini” Cabbage. The instructions said to plant half the seeds provided (which was a lot!). It also gave no indication of how large the plants would become, and … More Mini Veggies that aren’t so “mini”
Planted some bok choy plants and spaghetti squash seeds today. Can’t wait to add some of those greens to my morning smoothies. 🙂