The poor raspberry plants, of which we started with 6 red and 3 or 4 golden, have become a terrifying thicket, and several of the plants have collapsed from the weight of the berries. While I was out relieving the plants of their tasty, tasty burden, one of our neighbors stopped by with his two […]
The garden has provided it’s first edibles of the year! Today’s harvest: 1lb 3.3oz golden raspberries (548 grams) 2lbs 9.1oz strawberries (1165 grams) The raspberries and most of the strawberries became 7 jars of jam, and the rest of the strawberries went on top of shortcake and straight into our bellies. Mmmm.
Seriously. I broke a toe within the first 10 minutes of being home (trying to change into comfy pants, in the closet, stubbed it on the edge of the floor on my way out), and then! I burned myself! ON THE STOMACH! on a hot baking sheet (fresh out of the oven, covered with shortcake […]
Said the potter at the farmer’s market as I took this picture. She followed that up with several iterations of “I’m totally kidding”. She was actually quite nice, and we ended up buying a set of bowls from her. I found it really odd that the Bellingham farmers market would put two potters immediately […]
They decorate for every holiday. Every. Single. Holiday. These were taken just after (on?) Memorial Day. They’ve left it up as a solid foundation for the 4th of July. It may or may not be left up for Labor Day, and immediately after Labor Day, they’ll start putting up the halloween stuff. Every inch of […]
I’ve started carrying my camera with me at all times, which has led to a couple of amusing moments when cops or the Seattle ambassador people assume I’m a tourist. It has also meant that for the last week or so, I’ve gotten to take pictures all over the place. I assume I’ll eventually run […]
There are very few lawns in our neighborhood – almost everyone has replaced them with flower or vegetable gardens. There isn’t much grass, much to the dog’s disappointment, but there are lots, and lots of bees. On an average evening walk we will see at least three different kinds of bumblebees, tons of honey bees […]