Friday, June 23, 2017

I got plenty of nuttin'

Happy summer everyone. It's hitting full speed in Eugene this weekend, hovering near or over 100F. My apartment started the morning cool, thanks to a big fan pulling in 51F night air inside, but as soon as the sun started to touch the windows they were closed, blinds down, AC on. I don't like AC, and generally keep the place cool enough without it, but with 3 days, I didn't want to take the chance. Hard to sleep when it's hot.

I know you've all been waiting to hear this, but my cat finally has a name. It's one I considered and then discarded when I first got her, but a few days ago it just popped into my mind when I wasn't even thinking about naming the cat, so I guess it was meant to be. She earned it. The name is Madu, which means honey in Pali, and she's certainly sweet as honey. There's a cat at the Bhavana Society with that name, which is how I know the word.

Other than that -- and the garden growing and doing well -- I got nuttin', people.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Spring to Summer in the Garden

Out with the peas and lettuce.....

....and in with the summer veggies

Eggplant in the lower corner, pickling cukes in the red cage, pattypan squash in the yellow cage. And a few purple french beans mixed in with the carrots. I ate snow peas until I couldn't face any more and until there were none left, nor signs of more to come.  The romaine started to bolt, so I shared some with a friend, put the rest in my fridge.

While I was out there with the camera, I decided to take a look at what other folks are doing out there and how pretty it is right now.

Sun shining through my own swiss chard.

One smart person has a permanent bed of luscious Oregon strawberries!

This photo leaves out several boxes behind me, but all in all, it's a very pleasant place to be.