Saturday, January 30, 2010

Well my midterms are over!!! This is not a completely true statement, I actually have 5 midterms, 3 finals, an essay, and many, many, more quizzes. But on the bright side, my first 2 midterms are done and over with, so I can take a few seconds to breath and release the stress of school by looking into my garden of 2010!

I have been constanly thinking about my new garden for 2010. i am so excited, as I am sure you are. More excited about it. currently, than my new chickens. No I don't have the chickens yet but I know they are still mine!

I don't have the chickens yet, but I do have my memories of all the goodies that I grew last Spring, and boy are they tantalizing! Most of them I will be growing this year, some I won't. Not because I don't like them, but simply because I don't have any room! I expanded the garden more this year (I will post about that in the near future). It added a substantial amount of space, but definitely not enough! With gardening, enough just isn't enough! One of the veggies that will not be making an appearance this year, is Kohlrabi. While I really enjoy this vegetable, I know I will be able to always buy it at the Farmers' Markets. I sure, however, that next year it will be walking down the red carpet!

Last year, the Radishes that were grown at the house, did not turn out due to the ants eating them... I have no idea why our ants like them so, but if you have any suggestions, by all means post them below~ Though the ones at the farm, were beautiful, those radishes are the ones in the picture!

And will you look at the lettuce that we grew at the farm.... WOW, eye popping wow. Its was so green, tender, and crisp! mmmmmm

The Broccoli was really nice, and hardly any worms in it. I think it was because we got it planted so early, that the butterflies weren't out that soon.

I don't know about you, but here soon I will be starting my seeds... I am very excited about this. Last year, I started them in my room, but this year I will be starting them in the green house at the farm! They should turn out very nice, due to all the sunlight!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Moday Book Review

I know this has nothing to do with gardening....whatsoever, but there really is not too much to talk about in my yard, besides snow. School started back up and I have even more classes that I am taking. As you can imagine, I really revel in the time when I am not reading a scholastic book and am able to enjoy reading something that doesn't necessarily make me starter! We just got a new bookstore near my house, called, City Books. They are locally owned, and all the books are 20% off! I had never been in there so, I thought I would check it out. I didn't have any particular book in mind and just wanted to check out the place and take a break from studying. The book that I ran into is called Dewey, By Vicki Myron.
Dewey is in essence an autobiography of Vicki's life and the life of the whole community in Spencer Iowa, and how a small library cat (Dewey Readmore Books) changed their lives. Rated by the New York times as their #1 best seller, it is for sure a must read. Spencer is a small town in 1988. The book starts off with the sad plight of a cat(Dewey) who was shoved down the library after-hours-drop-box on a -5 degree night. Frostbitten, skinny and dirty he was found by Vicki (the library manager) and the rest of the staff. This adventure shows how one cat can bring together the community, the state, a nation, and eventually the world. Through the loving touch of a cat named Dewey. I would tell you more, but that would just be unfair to you. So, if you ever get the chance to read this book, you absolutley must. Be prepared to have a box of tissues near by though.