Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Sprout Disaster!

So, my love tells me that our four-legged feline friends got their dirty paws all over our beautiful sprouts. Cranberry beans - gone! Soy beans - decimated! Onion sprouts - destroyed! Tomato sprouts - dead! The masticated carcasses of our beautiful sprouts found in lovely piles of kitty puke.

It's a good thing they're so damn cute.

I'm not sure whey I'm referring to the kitties in plural; we all know which one is responsible. Look at that face. She's up to no good.

Oh well. Round One II.

Sprout disaster ... more like Scout disaster.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Round Two Sprouts!

They're popping up already, much faster than the first ones. It's so exciting!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Round Two

Spent President's Day planting the rest of our seeds. This round we started Beets, Carrots, Peas, Snow Peas, Zucchini, Summer Squash, White Squash, Pickling Cucumbers, White Cucumbers, Double Yield Cucumbers, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Swiss Chard, Brussel Sprouts, Scallions, Green Beans, Hot Wax Peppers, Kale, Arugula, Mesclun, Leaf Lettuce, and Head Lettuce.

The first set of seedlings are doing really well, as you can see. And you can also see our lemon tree! A wedding gift which we plan to plant next to our two apple trees.

It was a gorgeous weekend here ... warm and even sunny for a bit. Everything is in bloom! Our Camelia bush is about to explode with bright red flowers. In February!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

In Other News ...

... we've just discovered this place. We've been relying on Bob's Red Mill for our grain needs - flour, flax, rice and the like - which has been great. Bob's is in Oregon, which most definitely qualifies as local. I've had trouble figuring out where the grains that good ol' Bob mills are grown, though.

Bluebird Grain Farms is right here in Washington. The grains are grown, milled, and packaged on site. And, you can join their CSA!

Hooray for organic locally grown heirloom grains!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

I remember when they were just wee things.

The sprouts are unstoppable. The cranberry, soy, and fava beans sprouts are beautiful and quite large. We also have leeks, onions, tomato and multiple pepper sprouts. There is one tiny little celery sprout trying very hard to show it's face above the dirt. I've read that celery is very difficult to grow, so I'm hoping little celery sprout keeps on keepin' on.

Hooray for growing things!