Wednesday, September 30, 2015

september 2015 phenological notes

7th harvesting sweet corn

9th morning glory blooms

20th warblers passing thru

Sunday, September 20, 2015

How to slow down

One of my favorite poems comes to mind as I harvest the carrots.

How to Slow Down, find a little bit of land somewhere and plant a carrot seed. Now sit down and watch it grow. When it is fully grown pull it up and eat it. – Stephen Gaskin

I grew Nantes and Danvers on the far side of the garden this year. This is the first time I've ever planted carrots as a spring crop to harvest in the fall. One long row produced about a half bushel and yielded about 12 pints. And then some. for eating fresh.

I planted another row as a fall crop that is now well underway, and should be ready to harvest by Thanksgiving.

Meanwhile, there is some weaving under way. I'm experimenting with some Afghan Hound singles that I spun from distaff to spindle. I am using the spindle as a shuttle and have not finished the yarn, rather, just started weaving straight away with it!

I realize I may regret this decision, but sometimes you just have to take your chances.
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