Saturday, April 17, 2010

On Skimpy Blogging, and Cabbage


Not been much going on here lately, huh? I've been keeping super-busy with end-of-term preparations, homeschooling, Clarion fixations (such as ever-expanding reading and packing lists), and gardening.

I do love digging in the dirt. My black thumb syndrome has dramatically improved this past year, but I was beginning to think the spring window was going to zoom right by, and I wasn't going to get enough new planting done.

However, last weekend I cleared out a lot of old growth and this weekend, I have been working to replant. One exciting aspect of this is the opportunity to eat up remaining foodstuffs that were grown by the earth in my front yard and cultivated by my own hands. It's a thrill, if you've never done it.

Here, three heads of cabbage that came straight from the garden into the pot. It was peppery and delicious. I have a couple more to go before that particular bed can be replanted, but I put out a bunch of bell pepper seedlings and I'll probably put in the hot pepper ones tomorrow. Yum!

Of course, I should be writing.

5 comments:

Aika Sumeragi said...

I miss your house/garden so much, lol. ;_; I'm super excited about school but I'm kinda sad I'm missing all the cool gardening stuffs.
Aika

Utopiana said...

I miss you, too, but your absence is totally worth the payoff.

Uppity Bitch said...

There is nothing quite like super fresh food. In my opinion, once you have it right out of your own garden, you will not want to go back to that weeks old grocery store stuff.

Utopiana said...

Totally agree.

Penumbra said...

Cabbage is the ultimate peasant food - I love it! By the way head cabbage is not that easy so way to go!