Sunday, March 17, 2013

What do you do with your leftovers?

I stick mine in the dirt.

We'll keep you posted!

Happy St. Patricks Day!

I made my first corned beef!   =D

It looked a little pale when it was finished, so I put it in the oven for a bit.


March Fig Update

I noticed that my fig cuttings are starting to put out leaves. And, little figs!

They've also started roots. See thoses white dots? Those will be roots someday.

Since I want the figs to put energy into making roots, I popped off the baby figs.

Maybe next year, baby figs!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Big Science

While knitting, Erin and I volunteered for "Big Science".

We sat at the table, and talked about New Pond Farms programs. Erin wandered around for a bit.

When we came home, I put some meat in the dehydrator. (That I bought for $10 at a thrift shop!)
It had been in marinade since yeterday.

We've munched some since then, but here's the leftovers:

And in other news, Daisy, our goose is laying.

And a knitting update.

One is done, and I've started the other. I'm not sure if I cast on the same way, I tend to forget things. But it seems OK. I don't know how to bind off yet, hopefully I'll learn tomorrow.  =)

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Seedling Watch

Here are my little tomatoes:

And peppers. Yeah, I jumped the gun a little bit. Probably should have waited a month to start them. I'll just have to wait and see how they do. I uncovered the peppers today, since they were starting to touch the top. Then I repotted the tallest tomatoes. Black Cherry, from seeds I saved from last year.

And, started some cabbage, brussels sprouts, broccoli and cauliflower.

Then, in a fit of "because I was thinking about it" the form arrived to sign up for my community garden plot. I went right from the post office to the community center. =) I was the first one to respond... The girl at the office didn't even know that the forms had gone out!

First Class

On Tuesday night, I went to my first knitting class at New Pond Farm, with my daughter and my girlfriend Sally.

Erin picked it up very quickly,

and Sally had knitted before, so it came back to her easily.

I *thought* I was doing well, but I forget things easily. Very easily. Like inbetween rows or stiches. Yeah.

So I had to take it apart and do it again. It looks ok now. =)
I did learn a new way of casting on, so that's something.
We have another meeting next week, to "finish up"

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Pancake Breakfast at New Pond Farm

We went to New Pond Farm for their annual Pancake Breakfast today.They do the breakfast to celebrate the syrup that they make at the farm.

I'm sorry I didn't take any pictures for you, but I can tell you it was delicious. Imagine a plate of pancakes, served with bacon, OJ, cranberry juice, or milk. And coffee! Oh, and the milk is from the farm too!