February 27, 2012
i thought i would post one more of my snow pics. what a difference a few days makes! the snow is gone and i’ve been busy happily spreading beautiful horse manure on the garden. this is a busy and exciting time for gardeners. i enjoy preparing the garden in the spring. last fall i read the gardening memoir grow the good life by michelle owens. i truly enjoyed it and was definitely inspired by her gardening experiences. i’m always so interested in learning from those who have boldly gone feet first into gardening and are not afraid to admit all of the crazy mistakes they’ve made so that the rest of us may learn. thank you michelle!
A late winter poem courtesy of www.poertyfoundation.org
BY JANE COOPER
January 11, 2012
so far we have received no snow this winter in north central illinois. in fact the last couple of days have been spring-like! spending time outdoors yesterday, i remember thinking ‘this is how i feel in the spring’ you know what i mean? spring fever? the last 2 nights, richard and i have taken moonlight hikes. last night, we ventured a little ways into the nature reserve; it was easy to see the path under the moon’s silvery light. thanks mr.moon!
i wonder what it would be like to be able to see at night like a nocturnal creature?
here is a list of items i’ve been living without for a while now:
i really don’t miss tv, but i tend to get too isolated without some sort of news source. right now my main source of news is public radio and our local newspaper.
i do not miss my cell phone at all. it was too intrusive. not just intrusive for me, i’m sure i’ve been intrusive to others too.
what i have missed is my blog. also, i lost touch with photography. it’s a new and unusual change for me to me not to want to get out with the camera. i’m hoping to take more photos of people. as for nature, there is a huge opportunity here for some very scenic photos. it will be a big moment for me is when i get my first eagle photo.
living with less plastic:
ok, i know that sometimes a plastic bag comes in handy. instead of buying those horrible zip lock bags packaged in a paper box (recyclable), try reusing plastic bags that other food items have come in. there are produce bags in a variety of different sizes; all the way from 5 or 10 lb. potato bag down to a radish bag. bread bags are great! i’ve managed to collect a nice assortment of bags that can be used multiple times. just wash them out in some soapy water and dry or hang to dry.
look around your kitchen and see what items can be reused or repurposed.
better yet, leave a comment about how you recycle or repurpose or (best of all) do without.
June 25, 2010
the radishes are ready! these were quite mild and made a very nice evening dinner. considering the abundance, we could be eating these for a while :).
please take a few minutes to look up into your night sky and gaze at the full strawberry moon. it’s lovely.
summer evenings are the best.
February 12, 2009
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