Need to improve drainage in the garden. Apparently we were ill-equipped for floods.
Archive for April, 2014
and Susie pointing out to Sam that I am taking a photo of this rare moment. Seconds later Sam hopped up and grimaced at me, naturally 🙂
Sam has possession of the ball.
and the blurry girl runs away.
And first harvest from the cemetery garden in 2014! Sam planted these radishes, in the firm belief that she will like foods that she herself grows. (She hasn’t traditionally been a big fan of the radish). She did eat the whole thing in a salad. I must admit that I was pretty darn excited to […]
Emma Bear is ready to hit the road for Virginia.
Sam and Granddaddy compose a poem while relaxing in a replica of Henry David Thoreau’s cabin at Tyler Arboretum.
Happy Birthday, AC!
My awesome next-door neighbor gave me some tomato, pepper and herb starts that she wasn’t going to use, and also lent me her cold-frame, so the plants could get sunlight but stay out of the wind and cold (we’re back to near freezing temperatures again at night!) The cold frame is really impressive– with the […]
Sam has schooled her friends in the proper way to pose for the camera.
The Return Trip: 1. Car to train station in Champaign. 2. Train to Chicago (3 hours) Lunch in Chicago (Indian — yum) 3. Walk to “L” train. 4. “L” train till they kick us off because they’re working on the tracks & put us on a shuttle. 5. Shuttle to “L” train station farther down […]
OK, so it’s mostly Lyingdowngrass at this point in the season, but still, we got a feel for how tall it will be when it’s up and waving its amber grains. This was a treat for me and Sam, as we are in a full-blown Laura Ingalls Wilder obsession.
After a pretty good night’s sleep in the sleeper car, we had breakfast in the dining car while the train trundled through Indiana. Indiana in the early morning struck us as foggy and flat.