Friday, September 13, 2013

Farm Friday

This week I got a lot of odds and ends done around the house and farm because I took most of the week off from my job, only answering a few emails that needed an immediate response.  

I purged and repotted some plants and flowers that I had on the back deck.  My plan is to tranfer the perennial herbs to one of our flowerbeds once I get the soil enriched.

I've been buying romaine lettuce at the store because I've been a bit lazy about growing my own greens.  But this week I had a small crop of sunflower greens.  These greens are packed with vitamins and minerals, easy to grow, and taste delicious.
Bill also saved some flower heads from grey strip sunflowers he grew in one of the gardens.  I harvested the seeds for later.  (I also saved some seed from some curly leaf parsley that was growing on our back deck.)

I'm going to be selling my aprons at a Christmas Bazaar in November so I'm slowly working on my inventory.  I finished two this week and bought fabric to make two more.
I was so excited to get Kimberly Wilson's new book Tranquilologie:  A DIY Guide to Everyday Tranquility, which is based on an e-course she does.  I love her podcast, Tranquility du Jour, and website (and wish I lived close enough to go to her yoga studio in DC) as they are always fun and frivolous but serious and important at the same time, a good balance that I need to learn from.  I haven't even cracked the cover because I want to save it for a time when I can really savor it.  Here's the book, along with the packet of ephemera she included with the order:

Tomorrow I'm going to be tabling a wellness event in North Carolina for an anti-uranium organization called Keep the Ban.  Apparently, even though the community is just over an hour away from the epicenter of this battle and so have their water supply at risk of contamination should mining and milling be allowed, the residents aren't even aware of the danger.  When I learned of the need for someone to represent the organization at the event, I was more than happy to volunteer my time for what I consider one of the most important issues of my lifetime.

Have a great weekend!

1 comment:

Deanna said...

Thank you for sharing the Kimberly Wilson site! I think it will be right up my alley.