Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Fun With Cheesecloth

We bought this book recently. It's an amazing book, especially for beginners like us. Everything from how to make cheese to beer to wine to canning, preserving, drying, to how to have a completely edible landscape. Really great.

Last night I began my first try at sprouted grains. Barley this time.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

"Arugula. It's a veg-e-tab-le"

Behold! Our first salad from the garden. Leaf lettuce, baby spinach, and arugula. First harvest, indeed.

You'll also see we finally got a composter from the City of Tacoma. Very exciting stuff.

And, lastly, my beautiful bromeliads, which technically have nothing to do with sustainable living. Though I did recycle wood scraps to make the holders/planters, AND they don't require anything but the air to live. So, no watering during the dry, oh so dry, summers here.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Sunday, May 2, 2010

The Sprouts are Coming! The Sprouts are Coming!

It's been a mostly rainy two weeks since we planted, though we've had a few partly sunny days. It's done wonders for the garden, which is alive with sprouts.

As are the hops. Take a look.