Thursday, September 22, 2011


Utter chaos.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

in, and out

Oh, hello home.  And then, goodbye.  Chard, flowers, eggplant, kale, cucumber, summer squash, shell beans, sun golds, corn, baby greens.  My, but you have gotten spicy, you wild asian greens.  Barely watering, not even a single seed in the ground, the beans drying on their broken corn stalk stakes.  25 pounds of blueberries picked at Dee's in three separate sessions with four children total.  A stroll around Cistus, always so inspiring and so deeply daunting at once.  A glorious hot day at the beach, legs buried in mud.  And just like that, I'm outta here.  See you next week, garden, family, city.  See you for fall.  We'll have lots to do.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

three weeks later

Thank you, Ben and Beth, for keeping the garden going while we went away.  If not for you, everything that I see from my kitchen window would be dead.

As it is, everything is a crazy mess, but not dead.  Imagine what it must be like in places where it rains during the growing season.  I mean, things must really GROW.

We are eating: chard, shell beans, some few overgrown green beans, some few orange tomatoes, lettuce, zucchini, cucumbers, herbs.  We are going to be eating tonight: eggplant, poblanos, zucchini, maybe kale?  The kale looks so good.

This has been a different kind of summer.  I will work to explain this statement later, when there are not two girls slamming doors downstairs.