Monday, June 15, 2009

out in the garden

grapes on the fence

buckbeak doing away with rollie pollies in the vacated carrot bed

waiting for red tomato goodness

the potato leek soup of the future!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

diversify people

blackberries running amok in my garden

poking through my favorite blogs this am, I wandered over to the folks at Path to Freedom. Look at what they have posted on their page today!

A time bomb for world wheat crop ( la times)

Crop scientists fear the Ug99 fungus could wipe out more than 80% of worldwide wheat crops as it spreads from eastern Africa. It has already jumped the Red Sea and traveled as far as Iran. Experts say it is poised to enter the breadbasket of northern India and Pakistan, and the wind will inevitably carry it to Russia, China and even North America — if it doesn’t hitch a ride with people first.

followed up with.....

Dairy farmers in desperate straits (LA TIMES)

Falling prices are forcing many to sell their cows for meat. Some are threatening to dump milk into sewers. Two have committed suicide. In California, the No. 1 dairy state, the pain is felt keenly.

this is a big wake-up call for you all out there. If you have any space at all, you need to start growing food of some sort! Anything, a single pot of basil will help you get the ball rolling. Things are dire all over the world and if you really look at it, all the problems hinge on each other. If you grow as much food as possible, you will reduce:

1. air pollution because your food isn't traveling hundreds of miles to get to you

2. trash since you food will have no packaging

3. pesticide/chemical use as you will be in control of the crops

I am sure there is much more, but it is early and my brain is mush! Think of all the benefits as well. Things like food security, more time with your family ( cause you all need to be out there working the garden). The list goes on and I think I am ranting but you get the idea, I am sure.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

i gotta get one of these!

seriously, it is a tower for the goats to climb...that's it!

you can find the article here, if you want to read more about it!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

duck in progress

she has trippled in size since she found us!

boy does she love her swimmy time.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

In Case of Emergency......

pack crafts!

when you have one of these ( who doesn't nap anymore but seriously needs to), you desperately try to time your car trips just right. If the stars align properly you might get a nap out of him!

if you are really lucky, he will nap for 2+ hours and your kitty pal will join you in the car.

all in all, totally enjoyable and I got loads of craftwork done!

Friday, June 5, 2009

once upon a time...

I joined a story telling swap. For this swap I need to make five pieces, with which the recipient will be able to tell the intended story. For many a moon, I have been wanting to make the set for the story, The Hedgehog Harvest from the Living Craft magazine. Finally I have the motivation! Here is what I have so far!

I love the papa hedgehog and his little green play mat. Wait till you see the rest of it.

Stay Tuned